In episode 108, Stacey interviews Lance Piantaggini, known as Magister P to his students and blog readers, about how language teachers can keep school work at school, avoid burnout, and provide as much input as possible for their students. Lance teaches in a way that is consistent with his principled approach to language acquisition and writes comprehensible readers in Latin while also keeping his workload manageable and enjoying his life outside of work.


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The full transcript available here.


Show Notes

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Lance Piantaggini is a secondary Latin teacher, author of Latin novellas, and marching band show designer. You can learn more about his work on his blog or follow him on Twitter @magisterMrP.


If you want to streamline your workload without sacrificing your students’ learning, check out these resources and blog posts…

…Magister P himself has written on this topic 

…Stacey has rounded up low-prep ideas from the Twittersphere here.

…Justin SLocum Bailey has TONS of posts to give you useful ideas for slowing down

…In the first season of her podcast Inspired Proficiency, Ashley Uyaguari did an episode with Kristopher Morehead on avoiding teacher burnout


And here are a few past WTL episodes you might be interested in…

Episode 101: One Department’s Approach to Collaborative Planning with North County High School’s Languages Department

Stacey’s Episode Recommendations: Getting Started with Communicative Language Teaching

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