Lance Piantaggini is a Latin Teacher and the Equitable Grading Coordinator of Springfield Honors Academy, a public high school in Massachusetts. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. through University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s TESI program (Teacher Education and School Improvement), with a research focus on grading.
Lance teaches Latin by making it more comprehensible through compelling texts. This blog focuses on second language acquisition (SLA), grading & assessing, and offers support for comprehension-based and communicative language teaching (CCLT). Lance has presented what he’s blogged at the local, state, regional, and national level, both to language teachers and educators of all content areas.
Lance is a Level 2 Instructor, an Instructor Trainer, and a Level 1 Judge for USA Archery who enjoys rhythms, cooking, reading non-fiction, analyzing data to prove his points, and designing marching band shows.