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Fifteen Minutes of Fame?
by Elizabeth Scheibl

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

November 17, 2003

My friend and I got together for our national board professional day and viewed each other's tapes. After the hysterics died down, we each chose our 15 minutes of fame. It continues to be a great help to me to have my colleague read my rough copies and make changes or additions. Entry one is halfway done and entry three is a quarter of the way finished.

I started thinking about which lessons I might videotape to demonstrate "building a classroom community through social studies." I hope to narrow it down this week and then schedule my next videotaping. I'll feel better if I have some part of each entry completed. I'm still overwhelmed when I realize that there's an entire entry I haven't done anything about yet.

To make matters worse, this week apparently neither of my children feel the need to go to sleep or to stay asleep; consequently I've done nothing at home and I haven't slept well myself. I'm praying that will change soon!

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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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