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Mentoring Matters: How to Navigate Teaching and Impact Student Learning 

01/12/2019 | Written by Carley Goodkind

The landscape of world language education and of our schools is rapidly changing, presenting new challenges as well as reasons to celebrate. As I followed my own winding path across this landscape – through forests and open fields, over hills and mountains, and even into valleys and caverns – I unexpectedly found myself in an […]

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The Wisconsin Language Roadmap

01/10/2019 | Written by Ryan Goble, Project Coordinator, the Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap asks, “What can YOU do?” It’s here, but now the work begins!  There is much work to be done at local and state levels! The Wisconsin Language Roadmap is a call for collaborative action. The key question that the report puts forward is: WHAT CAN YOU DO? Here are the resources […]

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Differentiation Opportunities: High Tech Low Tech

12/20/2018 | Written by Nicole Strasser

Recently Spanish 3 students at my school have been exploring different social and conservation problems through news, stories, and videos. While social activism is not exactly on the forefront of any of these sixteen year olds’ brains, I have found that there are 3 factors which play a very large role in student buy-in and […]

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Mentoring Matters: My Mentor Jody Schneider

12/12/2018 | Written by Anita Alkhas

On those mornings when thoughts about helping a particular student or trying out a new activity jolt me out of sleep way too early, it is comforting to know that Jody Schneider is already up and grappling with something similar. I know this because she once offered to meet me at 5am! I consider Jody […]

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WAFLT Mentoring-How can we help you? How can we help each other?

11/10/2018 | Written by Karen Luond Fowdy, WAFLT Mentoring Chair

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” John C. Crosby WAFLT members are invited to participate in our mentoring program, one of the many benefits of membership. WAFLT supports mentor partners by establishing connections and providing resources to the partners as requested throughout the professional development […]

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”WE ARE ALL ADVOCATES!”

11/10/2018 | Written by Karen Fowdy

YOU are an advocate!   How do we internalize and carry forward the positive and energizing messages from the 2018 WAFLT World Language conference? If you were in the audience for the keynote address, you heard these powerful words from the keynote speaker, Dr. Edward M. Zarrow, 2016 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year. “A world […]

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High Tech Low Tech Right Tech No Tech

10/21/2018 | Written by Lauren Rosen

As we approach conference season with WAFLT and ACTFL just around the corner, many of us are getting excited for the new ideas, the networking, the recharge to our batteries. In addition to teaching language classes, for the past 25 years I have spent many hours in classrooms observing others and working one on one […]

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Advocacy Updates at your fingertips in this Google+ Community

09/20/2018 | Written by Karen Fowdy

One of the best things about the beginning of a new school year is the chance to rethink and reset our good intentions. Because of our passion for learning languages, one of those intentions is surely advocating for learning another language and connecting to other cultures. We know that it is vital to have quick […]

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High Tech/Low Tech: Talking Advocacy with Your Students

08/10/2018 | Written by Josh LeGreve, Spanish Teacher, Green Lake School District

As we all begin to prep for our return to our classrooms, one of theearly lessons in the year I look forward to is having the conversation with students about why languages matter and why it is important to learn about other cultures and communities. To me, this is a pivotal portion of my work […]

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Beyond “Preaching to the Choir”

07/21/2018 | Written by Karen Fowdy

Diverse stakeholders join forces to support language learning Speaking out about the value of learning   languages   comes naturally to World Language teachers. We have experienced the joy of connecting with other individuals and cultures through language and are eager to share that joy with others. However, our advocacy efforts can feel lonely and frustrating when […]

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