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About Your Instructor – Tracy Rucker

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Tracy Rucker is an outstanding, award winning world language teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience. A frequent regional and state presenter, he is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by incorporating many strategies that incorporate interpersonal communication and global awareness techniques into the classroom.

Tracy emphasizes practical strategies – the use of target language, cultural connections and contextualized grammar – in the language classroom. Tracy brings to his seminars a high level of understanding of proficiency and how to train students to spiral through performance levels while honing skills. He also brings a high energy level and a wealth of expertise along with a keen sense of humor and down-to-earth realism about what works for teachers and their students. Tracy is well known for his enthusiastic, lively seminars that leave participants rejuvenated and eager to implement new strategies and ideas in their own world language classrooms.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Tracy is an energetic, engaging and kind presenter. He offered many tools and strategies for a language classroom. He modeled passion and compassion through personal anecdotes and interactions.”
Rachel Myhre, Spanish Teacher

“Mr. Rucker is a very energetic, professional and eloquent speaker. It is evident that he knows his content and pedagogy. Everything that he presents is something that he has used in his own classroom.”
Aracelis Perez, Spanish Teacher

“Tracy’s seminar included very practical ideas I can take straight back to the classroom. There are other ideas I can explore and decide how to incorporate. I like that he is currently in a high school world language setting because I am, too.”
Del Swartzentruber, Spanish Teacher

“Tracy has a beautiful enthusiasm about his entire being and I can see where he shines in the classroom. I cannot wait to go back to my own classroom using his concepts to motivate my students.”
Tracy Uler, Spanish Educator

“Tracy’s presentation was excellent! He was very enthusiastic and provided a wealth of knowledge on integrating a more global perspective on language. He also gave a lot of insight on how to motivate language students.”
Ryan Burke, French Teacher

“Tracy is very refreshing. He tied it all together: real-life activities, a lot to take back to my teachers.”
Diana Sefchik, World Language/ESL Teacher

“Tracy presented a wonderful seminar which changes the approach on how to teach foreign languages. I love the fact that culture is such an important, governing theme for each unit.”
Tania Zaporoshan, French Teacher

“Tracy presented an excellent seminar! I am very motivated to improve my teaching skills.”
Alicia Bonelli, Spanish Teacher

“Tracy’s seminar includes lots of practical information and sites/examples.”
Laura Zepp, Spanish Teacher

Monsieur Rucker est magnifique! This was a wonderful exchange of ideas.”
Amy Hopkin, Teacher

“I definitely feel as though I can take away many strategies. After 21 years of teaching, it is necessary to ‘reboot.’ Merci beaucoup.”
Marietta Moulton, 7th/8th Grade Spanish Teacher

“Tracy is thorough and his seminar gave me many ideas I will use in my classes.”
Simon Bulenzi, French/Spanish Teacher