Updated since ACTFL 2019, this presentation is my most widely requested PD. I believe that is because it is what we want for our students. Each student deserves to feel valued, seen and heard in a language classroom. Despite large classes, it is important that every scholar feels a connection to the language, and feels they play an important role in the classroom community. Their culture should be an integral part to that community. Students should feel celebrated for who they are and what they bring to our spaces. In this course, you'll learn strategies to maximize student investment, engagement and joy, in the language classroom, which all lead to success! 20% of the proceeds of this course will be donated to a not for profit organization that supports BIPOC communities. This organization will change monthly. If you have an organization you'd like me to donate to, please email me your suggestion!