Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2015 Fall Conference, October 29-31, Sturbridge, MA.
View analytic
Friday, October 30 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Characteristics and Practices of Highly Effective Language Teachers

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Over the past several decades educational reform in the United States has focused on student outcomes. In general, scholars agree that teacher quality is probably the most important school-based factor affecting student achievement. Studies focusing on the characteristics of highly effective language teachers suggest the importance of teachers’ identity as it relates to the workplace, communicative competence, motivational orientation as well as one’s sense of humor and sense of efficacy have positive effects on students and instructors alike. Grounded theoretically, empirical research on these five teacher characteristics as they are related to student outcomes will be presented. Afterward, the presenter discusses high-leverage teaching practices that have been shown to improve teaching and learning of languages. This research has implications for world language teachers and district administrators.

Speakers
PS

Peter Swanson

Associate Professor, Foreign Language Education, ACTFL & Georgia State University
I investigate language teacher identity and socialization practices.


Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Brimfield

Attendees (9)