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Jim Sheppard


Jim Sheppard has been a German teacher at Screven County High School in Georgia for over 25 years. He started with two sections of German and less than forty students, but the program eventually grew to more than 8 sections and around 150 German students. He has managed a GAPP exchange, a large and enthusiastic German Club, and he served twice as Georgia's AATG president. Additionally, Mr. Sheppard has been on the AATG's Executive Committee and was his school system's Teacher of the Year.

Keeping It Real
Using authentic and up-to-date materials to keep German students engaged at all levels. Keywords: Authentic Resources

Accepting the challenge of teaching all learners
As a teacher from a school district that is majority minority and where all students receive free lunch, it is important to be able to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and keep them engaged. Keywords: Teaching Strategies

Alternative assessments
Description Going beyond pencil and paper tests to assess the success of language learners in your classroom. Keywords: Assessment

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