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Promoting Equity, Empathy, and Engagement In the World Language Classroom with These Simple Tasks

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Promoting Equity, Empathy, and Engagement in the World Language Classroom with Simple Tasks! 

Five reasons why I am excited about this post and subsequent activities:

1. These activities foster community in the world language classroom. 

2. They promote equity in the classroom, which in turn creates a thriving community where taking risks, are the norm, and not the exception. 




3. They hit all the communicative modes: Interpersonal Speaking, Interpretive Reading, Presentational Speaking, Interpretive Listening, and Presentational Writing. 

4. They connect to students' passions in life. 

5. They present useful structures that students will recycle throughout the year!


Game-Changer: Teacher-led PD
One week prior to the beginning of classes, our school, like most other educational institutions, had a full week of Professional Development. This year was a bit different. Our PPLC had worked diligently throughout the summer months piecing together a dynamic learning schedule that would make us r…