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by Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl is working toward National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

October 13, 2003

Moving right along! As expected, I have had a little difficulty sticking to the timeline, but I am not that far off course. I want to have one more video to compare the others to and see which is the better lesson.

We're very lucky to have our librarian offering up her time to help videotape. Having someone familiar filming them definitely puts the kids at ease. Not once has a student run up to the camera face first, and goofed off. If anything, the children are almost too well behaved. I have to remind them to speak up! I never thought I'd want them to be louder!

We're also lucky to have a very supportive principal. He's offered to help out in any way he can. Sometimes, just knowing there is help available somewhere is enough. I continue to meet with my friend and colleague, and that has made all the difference too.

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Meet Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl received her bachelor's degree in English literature and elementary education from Providence College in May 1990. For five years, she was a resource teacher at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the past eight years, she has taught fourth grade at the school. Elizabeth enjoys the daily challenges that teaching offers and strives to grow and better herself as an educator.

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