SPOTLIGHT on ……………………. YOU!

We value the importance of networking, collegiality, and simply getting to know one another.  Check out these outstanding NHAWLT members and all the incredible things they do!

Name
Heather Davis
School
Campbell HS, Litchfield
Subject(s) taught with levels & grades

Spanish 2, 4, AP

Give a brief description of one activity you do with students that they LOVE!
Projects in which students share something about their lives.
If you could rule the World Language Teaching World, what would you do differently?
I would incorporate more freedom in learning without the student anxiety for grading.
What do you like about your school?
The autonomy to be creative and engage students.
What's your favorite family activity?
Singing and playing music with my two children.
Anything else?
I finished my Masters Degree in August 2018 - UMASS Boston Applied Linguistics.

 

Name
Jocelyn Judge
School
Inter Lakes HS, Meredith
Subject(s) taught with levels & grades

7-12 Spanish

Give a brief description of one activity you do with students that they LOVE!
Play games
If you could rule the World Language Teaching World, what would you do differently?
Attitudes of Language learning in the US
What do you like about your school?
Speaking Spanish
What's your favorite food?
Cheese
Anything else?
Nothing - I am pretty boring!

 

Name
Meagan Rios
School
Weare Middle School
Subject(s) taught with levels & grades

6-8th French

Give a brief description of one activity you do with students that they LOVE!
I love to play games with them!
If you could rule the World Language Teaching World, what would you do differently?
I'd change when kids start learning...Babies!
What do you like about your school?
I love the first few weeks when my 7th graders start the year off new
What's your ideal day off?
... when I sit around cozy in my pjs with a cup of coffee
Anything else?
I love to travel!

 

Name
Mark Phelps
School
Pinkerton Academy
Subject(s) taught with levels & grades

SP 1,2

Do you travel abroad with your students? Where?
not yet, I have an infant at home
Give a brief description of one activity you do with students that they LOVE!
My students love quizlet live.  Collaborative and tech!
What are your hobbies outside school?
ultimate frisbee, hanging out with family, Escape Rooms
If you could rule the World Language Teaching World, what would you do differently?
I would make all students take 2 languages
What's your favorite song?
The rock the countries song (Central America, South America), mesmerizing chanting and geography
What's your go to resource when you're stumped?
Pinterest
What do you like about your school?
I work with some truly amazing people that I count as colleagues and friends
What's your favorite food?
food - tortilla de patatas and chorizo
What's your favorite joke?
A Spaniard is in his office in the USA and someone knocks on his door.  He answers "If, if ... between"
Anything else?
I love any opportunity to tie my love for Spanish with any other interest I've got - Geek culture, frisbee, video games

 

Name
Christine Ferguson
School
Pembroke Academy
Subject(s) taught with levels & grades

SP 1&2

Do you travel abroad with your students? Where?
not yet
Give a brief description of one activity you do with students that they LOVE!
Slide show of family and pet members. Description in Spanish. Present to class. Usually alter pix of family members so they look silly.
What are your hobbies outside school?
gardening, walking, biking
If you could rule the World Language Teaching World, what would you do differently?
Offer a one day workshop for Spanish Club/National Honor Society students to attend and network.  Make World Language mandatory to graduate.
What's your go to resource when you're stumped?
colleagues
What do you like about your school?
friendly staff and willingness to help the Newbie
What's your favorite place?
Beach
Anything else?
Mindset is everything!

Name
Sara Krapohl
School
Conval High School
Subject(s) taught with levels & grades

Spanish 1-AP high school

Do you travel abroad with your students? Where?
once to Spain
Give a brief description of one activity you do with students that they LOVE!
Pun game (numbers)
Name one song that you use with your students that they LOVE!
¿Quién eres, eres guapo?
What are your hobbies outside school?
sports, board games
If you could rule the World Language Teaching World, what would you do differently?
 Make World Language mandatory to graduate
What's your go to resource when you're stumped?
other teachers at school
What do you like about your school?
The teachers in my department
What's your favorite board game?
Canasta
What's your favorite joke?
¿Cómo se dice "bus" in German? suben, estrujan, bajan
Anything else?
Nice to be at he NH conference!

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