Share Your Story Today
As a Title VI LRC, the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research has among its priorities the retention and support of language educators in the k-16 continuum. Highlighted in the national research on the matter, as well as time working one-on-one with teachers, language teachers leave the profession because they feel isolated, unsupported, and overwhelmed. In order to address the affective needs of educators everywhere, CULTR’s T.H.R.I.V.E. video project was created to empower the world languages education community with Tales of Habits (for) Retention, Inspiration, Vision and Enrichment.
Through videos that are 2 minutes or less, CULTR wants to hear your story. Why did you become a language teacher and what continues to offer inspiration? What are the biggest obstacles to achieving success and how did you overcome them? What would you have liked to know starting out? Through THRIVE, every teacher can record a video message and join a growing national network of language educators focused on supporting their peers.
As shown below, THRIVE provides a platform for all language educators to share their experiences. Savvy veterans with decades of experience and wide-eyed newcomers just out of school each offer valuable understandings of what it means to be a language teacher. Join other educators like Meredith White, Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) Teacher of the Year 2020, to share your story today!
Even in the midst of so many challenges in 2020, our community found a way to continue doing what we do best: teach, learn, and grow together. In the new THRIVE Prompt F, educators can reflect on the shared struggles and successes of the year- and how we can look forward with hope and optimism for the year ahead. Join Meredith White as she thinks about this and feel free to add your own voice to the conversation below.