I can recall the exact second in my teaching career that I had an “eureka moment.” A student had stopped by my desk to ask a question. After I answered his question I, in turn, asked him why he was taking Spanish. He immediately responded by saying that he was in my class because he needed two credits in Spanish to graduate from high school. I wasn’t entirely shocked by his motivation to learn … [Read more...] about What Really Counts?
About Dr. Virginia Ballinger
PhD from The Ohio State University in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development; 24 years as a high school classroom teacher; Curriculum Consultant for World Languages at the Ohio Department of Education (1993-2000). Co-Founder of ABReady.com