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Well, I Tried!
by Elizabeth Scheibl

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

February 23, 2004

Well, I've checked and rechecked, and had my friend help me pack things up. I plan to mail the box out tomorrow. I found that the documentation process was very time consuming. Because the specifications for each entry are different, I was constantly reading and rereading the requirementschanging, adding, and deleting items from each entry. I left that part to the end because I had heard it was relatively easy to put the documentation and student work together. That wasn't the case for me, however.

I also had to fix a glitch in my videotape -- it was at freeze frame for eight seconds before the lesson began. I didn't want to take a chance that the scorer would think it was an error on the tape and shut it off before the lesson began, so I had the librarian retape it the morning I mailed it out. I hope it was better than before.

Well, now that it's been mailed, I feel better. Making any big changes at the last minute would have been a mistake, I think. Whether I actually make it or not, at least I know I worked hard in my attempt to achieve national board certification.

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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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