Spanish Class guest speaker Tom Pratz, a recent Rowan University graduate, now employed as a full time Spanish Teacher, visited with Pitman Middle School students last week. Mr. Pratz shared with students how learning another language helps them prepare to compete in both higher educational and workforce environments. He shared real life examples of how possessing knowledge of another language provides experience and skills necessary to make meaningful career choices.
Sixth grade students enthusiastically participated in this program. It was evident that they really enjoyed Mr. Pratz’s sharing of his travels and sports experiences from other countries. Eighth grade also quickly engaged with Mr. Pratz’s presentation, bringing their knowledge of the United States Constitution into a current events discussion regarding the Catalan region in Spain. Seventh grade displayed their Pitman Pride with a wonderful welcoming committee for Mr. Pratz, at our front entrance.
A good time was had by all participants. Students followed up the next day with many “Thank
Yous “ which included specific references to things they had learned or found interesting in the presentation. We included these references in a “Thank You” card that we mailed to our guest speaker,