Tlingit language teacher Vivian Mork, right, high-fives her students, left to right, Aaron Cohen, 7th grade; Evan Anderson, 8th grade; Logan Terry, 7th grade; Shilo Valle, 8th grade; Michael Chilton (behind Mork), 8th grade; and Alex Gendrom, 8th grade. Tlingit Language Class is offered three periods a day as an exploratory class at Dzantik'i Heeni Midle School. Mork makes use of the Total Physical Reponse method of teaching, for which teachers were trained by Sealaska Heritage Foundation. It is an active learning method wherein the teacher shows and names a task or an action and the students then imitate the task or action while repeating descriptive words or phrases in Tlingit.
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