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Elisa Waingort
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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Elisa Waingort commented on a post on Blogger.
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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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