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 Has anyone completed the Take One! course offered by the NBPTS?  I just started 
looking into National Board Certification and it seems very overwhelming. I am 
wondering if taking the Take One! course would be a way to get my feet wet before I 
dive into
the actual certification process.  If you have taken this course could you email 
and let me know what you think. Is it worth it? Or is it better to just get started 
with the certification process?  Did you take a class (other than the Take One!) to
prepare for certification?

If you have already gone through the certification process I would love any advice 
you can give.  Does the whole process have to be completed in one year? If I 
applied now could I take 2 or 3 years to work on everything? If you could do it all 
over again
is there anything that you would do differently?  How much time outside of the 
school day (and the usual after school prep time) would you say working on the 
certification occupied?  I've heard that it can consume all of your time during the 
process -
I'm wondering if I should postpone this until my children are older (I have two 
kids under the age of 5).

Thanks for you help!


Michelle Marino

Children's Librarian

Hutchison School

1740 Ridgeway Road

Memphis, TN 38119

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