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Elisa Waingort
Works at Academia Cotopaxi
Attended University of Australia at Adelaide
Lives in Ecuador
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Thank You
Source: http://www.planwallpaper.com/static/images/thank-you-clothesline-752x483.jpg I had a hard time writing this post. In fact, I kept putting it off all week and now, a week and a day later, I am forced to write something. I feel like I should have a bi...
Source: http://www.planwallpaper.com/static/images/thank-you-clothesline-752x483.jpg I had a hard time writing this post. In fact, I kept putting it off all week and now, a week and a day later, I am forced to write somethi...
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The Teacher I Want to Be
The I have been dismayed to realize that despite my self-image as a teacher with a learner centered classroom, I am far from truly achieving that goal.  I have been listening carefully to myself lately, and I don't like what I hear myself saying to the kids...
The I have been dismayed to realize that despite my self-image as a teacher with a learner centered classroom, I am far from truly achieving that goal. I have been listening carefully to myself lately, and I don't like...
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#EdCollab and #TWOTC twitter chats
I participated in back-to-back Twitter chats tonight. Two hours of fast-paced, free professional learning, coaching and collaboration. Ideas, encouragement and pure inspiration that I will take back to my classroom tomorrow. #EdCollab and #TWOTC Back-to-bac...
I participated in back-to-back Twitter chats tonight. Two hours of fast-paced, free professional learning, coaching and collaboration. Ideas, encouragement and pure inspiration that I will take back to my classroom tomorrow. ...
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Searching for Balance
I have been doing a lot of soul searching over the last couple of days.  And, I've come to the conclusion that I must change my attitude - s hift my stance - so I can assume a new perspective. So that I am more aligned with what's important and may add valu...
I have been doing a lot of soul searching over the last couple of days. And, I've come to the conclusion that I must change my attitude - shift my stance - so I can assume a new perspective. So that I am more aligned wit...
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Back-to-School Ruminations
I would be lying if I said I didn't have mixed feelings about admitting that I'm looking forward to the start of school in a couple of weeks. Mixed feelings about admitting that I'm looking forward to returning to school in a couple of weeks? Wait. I am loo...
I would be lying if I said I didn't have mixed feelings about admitting that I'm looking forward to the start of school in a couple of weeks. Mixed feelings about admitting that I'm looking forward to returning to school in a...
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DIY Literacy Chapters 5 & 6
This is the last in a series of blog posts for the #CyberPD16
book study on DIY Literacy, Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor and
Independence  by Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts. This post
will address chapters 5 & 6. You can read my previous...
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Writing Does That For Me
Writing has always been a cathartic activity for me. I write when I'm upset or confused and, after just a few minutes, I start to feel better. Writing about failures or challenging situations helps me clarify my thinking so that I can sort through the muck ...
Writing has always been a cathartic activity for me. I write when I'm upset or confused and, after just a few minutes, I start to feel better. Writing about failures or challenging situations helps me clarify my thinking so t...
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The Teacher I Want to Be
I have been dismayed to realize that despite my self-image as a teacher with a learner centered classroom, I am far from truly achieving that goal.  I have been listening carefully to myself lately, and I don't like what I hear myself saying to the kids. In...
I have been dismayed to realize that despite my self-image as a teacher with a learner centered classroom, I am far from truly achieving that goal. I have been listening carefully to myself lately, and I don't like what I...
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Hi Terje.
Thanks for your encouragement. Yes, I will definitely remember to breathe. In fact, I often take deep breaths and then realize how much tension I've been holding inside. It is a small thing, but it really helps. Have a great year!
I have been doing a lot of soul searching over the last couple of days. And, I've come to the conclusion that I must change my attitude - shift my stance - so I can assume a new perspective. So that I am more aligned wit...
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In anticipation...
Today was my second day back at work. The students haven't started yet. Their first day is next Tuesday. At this time next week, I will have met my new students. I looked at my class list yesterday, and again today. I studied my new students' faces. None of...
Today was my second day back at work. The students haven't started yet. Their first day is next Tuesday. At this time next week, I will have met my new students. I looked at my class list yesterday, and again today. ...
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Grandmother?
My daughter got married a little over a week ago. I am now a mother-in-law and eventually will become a grandmother. It's a lot to wrap my head around. Although the title of mother-in-law does not scare me,  the label of "grandmother" is a bit more than I c...
My daughter got married a little over a week ago. I am now a mother-in-law and eventually will become a grandmother. It's a lot to wrap my head around. Although the title of mother-in-law does not scare me, the l...
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Summer
It's July 19th. In a month's time, I'll be running around frantically trying to get ready for the first day of school. We start August 23rd with students. I am enjoying my summer. It's going to be hard to get back into a teaching routine.  Here are some of ...
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Introduction
I am a whole language educator.  I currently teach 5th graders at an international school in Quito, Ecuador. I love to read and write and think about how to be a better teacher. 
Education
  • University of Australia at Adelaide
    2012
  • Williams College
  • University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • University of Australia, Adelaide (online)
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
Teacher
Employment
  • Academia Cotopaxi
    Grade 6/7 Teacher, Middle School, 2014 - present
Places
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Currently
Ecuador
Previously
Cuba and New York - Massachusetts - California - Louisiana - Ecuador - Calgary, Alberta