George Lucas Educational Foundation

Don Doehla, MA, NBCT

Hello everyone, my name is Don and I am a re-directed French teacher, formerly at Vintage High School in Napa, and Vallejo HS, in Vallejo, California. I am also Co-Director of the Berkeley WL Project at UC Berkeley's Language Center, where we offer workshops for pre-service teachers, and those in K-12 in communication-based methods of language acquisition. I am particularly interested in teaching languages through inquiry-based approaches, especially PBLL (project-based language learning), tech tools and authentic resources in culturally relevant contexts with proficiency-based linguistic outcomes.

I have been very privileged to have lived and studied in France for four years, as well as in Quebec, Canada and in Senegal. I have visited South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, and several countries in Europe - I love to travel and meet people.

I hold a BA in French from UC Berkeley, and an MA in French from UC Santa Barbara. I am a National Board Certified Teacher, and hold the CLAD and the CA Single Subject Teaching Credential in both French and History. I believe strongly in the importance of collaboration, so I am a member of AATF, ACTFL, CLTA, FLA-NC and ASCD. I look forward to collaborating with you here at Edutopia!

Areas of Interest: 
World Languages,
Professional Development,
Uses of technology in education,
Literacy Development,
Equity and advocacy,
Global Competency

User Activity

Posted blog My Favorite Free and Easy Apps for World Languages

1 year 12 months ago to Apps

Posted discussion Assessing the 4 C's in World Languages?

2 years 7 months ago to Assessment

Posted discussion 5 Favorite Apps for PBL Language Learning

2 years 10 months ago to Technology Integration

Posted discussion A New Resource for World Language Teachers

2 years 11 months ago to Professional Development

Posted discussion Driven to Distraction?

2 years 12 months ago to Technology Integration

Posted discussion Blended Learning & World Languages

3 years 9 hours ago to Blended Learning

Posted discussion Reflecting on How to be Innovative with PBL

3 years 4 months ago to Project-Based Learning


article Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading
4 days 10 hours ago to Literacy
Topic Growth Mindset
10 months 2 weeks ago
article Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset
10 months 2 weeks ago to Growth Mindset
blog When Grading Harms Student Learning
1 year 11 months ago to Assessment
Schools That Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks
3 years 3 months ago to Integrated Studies
Grade Level 9-12 High School
3 years 3 months ago
discussion The Risk & Reward of PBL
3 years 4 months ago to Project-Based Learning
blog Summer Learning Through Film
3 years 5 months ago to Student Engagement
Subject World Languages
3 years 5 months ago