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Elisa Waingort
Works at Academia Cotopaxi
Attended University of Australia at Adelaide
Lives in Ecuador
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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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Hi Linda,
Thank you for your kind words. Although there are perks to teaching internationally, there is also the downside that comes when it's time to say goodbye to one or more teachers and students at the end of every school year.
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My Day
When we got home this afternoon we discovered that there was no internet. Something having to do with the fiber optic connection. The Internet service won't be restored until after midnight my time, which would be way past the SOL challenge deadline. So, wh...
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Friday night slicing, Day #11 of #sol16  
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Hi Lisa,
Yes, one less book to read! But Who's Doing the Work? is one of those books that I need to keep close all the time. There is so much here that's valuable. I hope that the authors will be at NCTE in November. I will be front and center trying to soak up more learning from them! Yes, we need to remember to always observe how our students use the tools we provide them with. I think sometimes we forget to check in with students and the tools end up being crutches rather than assists in learning.
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Thanks, Laura. Although goodbyes have become a part of my life, they never get easy and I never get used to them. It's one of the reasons I dislike airports.
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Thank you, Linda B. So true about "questions you might never ask yourself" because some things have become second nature. So important to be able to articulate what we do to others; this makes it clearer to ourselves.
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Day #10 of #sol16  
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Teacher
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  • Academia Cotopaxi
    Grade 6/7 Teacher, Middle School, 2014 - present
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Ecuador
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Cuba and New York - Massachusetts - California - Louisiana - Ecuador - Calgary, Alberta
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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)
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