Case Study: Foreign Language Made Fun
A foreign language teacher, reports: "I found out that one of my students who is failing my class is an avid reader. During one of our Community Building Circles, I asked everyone to name their favorite storybook from childhood. You can imagine their surprise when I brought those books written in Italian to them. They see that I'm paying attention to what interests them, so during class they pay more attention to me. In my opinion, this process makes a big difference in the class; the key is to continue doing it on a regular basis."