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Marielle Carlson

World Language Teacher

Madame Carlson is a native French speaker who is passionate about sharing her culture and language with middle schoolers. Love her outfits? She sews 90 percent of her clothes!

Impacting Students
I love sharing about French culture and cultural differences in general because it allows students to "virtually" travel, discover a different world, and develop their awareness of diversity. I also love to see how curious they are in these moments, for instance, what a day in the life of a French student looks like.

Lifelong Learner
The Differentiation Cohort had the most impact on my teaching practice because it allowed me to reflect on the importance of differentiating my teaching with students. Now I make sure all students are developing their world language skills at their own pace through the use of assessments, assignments and varying techniques. 

Favorite Teaching Moment
This magic moment, at the beginning of the class, when we do a warm up. Everybody participates, communicates in French, makes sense, uses and recycles great vocabulary. I feel most rewarded when my students can have a conversation in French and when they tell me how much they love French.

Favorite Global City
Paris, my heart!

Life Goals
Travel, learn Spanish, and write a fiction book in French

Joined Graland in...
2014

Also Known As...
Grade 8 Advisor, Tides Club Advisor; Character Task Force Member

Hometown
Lyon, France

Education
Master’s Degree from Institute of Political Studies in France
 
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Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.