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Elisa Waingort
Works at Academia Cotopaxi
Attended University of Australia at Adelaide
Lives in Ecuador
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An ordinary day
Today is my birthday. It was an ordinary day. I'm on spring break but that doesn't mean much because there's always something to do. My husband and I ran errands. Later, our niece and nephew came by. We celebrated with cake and ice cream. I don't need much ...
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What role do/can/should students play in their own assessment?
Today  I am going to try to respond to another question I posed in a recent post about assessment . If you want to read my musings about the first two questions, you can read them here and  here . I don't pretend to have all the answers to these questions b...
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What should teachers do to prepare students for an upcoming assessment? Is this even the right question to ask?
Today  I am going to try to respond to another question I posed in a recent post about assessment. You can read that post  here . And if you want to read my musings about the first question, you can read it here . I don't pretend to have all the answers to ...
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Lighten Up Your Load
A few weeks ago, I decided to cut down on the amount of work I was bringing home. A heavy bag that never got opened once I'd get home, wasn't making me happy. I would leave school every day thinking that when I got home I could put in a few hours of work be...
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After a month of slicing...
The March Slice of Life Challenge is officially over but I am planning to continue slicing on Tuesdays, and to blog every day barring any unplanned contingencies. I am looking forward to this new blogging commitment. I've done this before - committed to blo...
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Cup half full or cup half empty? How do you see the world?
How do you view your days? As a cup half empty or a cup half full? Although, I move between the two perspectives, I try to stay inside the "cup half full" camp. Sometimes I succeed but not very often. I know it's more pleasant and enriching to see the posit...
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Is it too late?
She tries to stare me down. Get my attention. Let me know that she is there. I never look, though I am tempted. I watch the video and keep my gaze steady the whole time. In the hallways, she smiles now. A mocking smile. A smile that says, "I'll get you." "Y...
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Haikus
After blogging for 30 days and continuing this habit in April, I took this weekend off to see what it feels like. I think I like the idea of not posting on Fridays and Saturdays. It seems like these are good days to do something else. But, it's Sunday and s...
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Defiance and Disrespect
Have you ever had an uncomfortable encounter with a student who was defiant and disrespectful? I have, and on more than one occasion. I am always shocked when this happens because I feel that I am the opposite, or at least I try to be. When it seems that I'...
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Odd Day
Today was an odd day. I woke up with a sinus headache that seemed to diminish as my spirits improved; however, these were short-lived. I lost some important documents that, while replaceable, will be one more thing on my to do list that I'd rather not have....
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Have her in circles
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Laura Brown's profile photo
Heather Poland's profile photo
K.K. Hudson-Bates's profile photo
Maya Jimenez's profile photo
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Teacher
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  • Academia Cotopaxi
    ESL Teacher, Middle School, 2012 - present
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Ecuador
Previously
Cuba and New York - Massachusetts - California - Louisiana - Ecuador - Calgary, Alberta
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Introduction
I am a whole language educator.  I currently teach grade 2's in a Spanish bilingual program.  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)
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