ELL Learning Series:

Cultivating Motivation for Diverse Language Learners


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Cultivating Motivation for Diverse Language Learners

Have you struggled with student motivation in your language classroom?

We have found that motivation can be cultivated through relationships and classroom community building.

In this dynamic presentation, we:

  • Share strategies that you can employ to enhance your connection to your diverse group of language learners.
  • Suggest language activities to increase student engagement and interest.
  • Share tools that you can use in your language classroom to elevate commitment and foster connections.
  • And much more!

Event held on: Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 2 to 3 pm EDT.

Presenter: Stephanie Moretta and Stephanie Gamauf

Bio: With a combined forty years of experience teaching Spanish in a US high school, Steph Gamauf and Steph Moretta have taught levels 1-5 with various learners. They strongly believe in building relationships and creating warm and engaging classrooms, which help motivate students to become confident and strong language learners. Currently, they are both teachers in the Chicago area.

Stephanie Moretta:

With over 20 years of teaching in a USA High School Spanish classroom, Steph believes that relationships are the foundation of a successful classroom. In addition to teaching, Steph also coordinates the Academic Assistance Center at New Trier’s Northfield campus.

Stephanie Gamauf:

Stephanie Gamauf is a Spanish teacher at New Trier High School located in Winnetka, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. Stephanie has been teaching for 19 years and has taught Spanish years 1-5.

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