Ada Bélanger (NY)

ESOL Teacher, NY

After listening to her debate bedtime one time too many, Ada Bélanger’s mother told her she should become a lawyer. Instead, Ada utilizes her legal skills playing “Do I Have a Right?” with her students.  Now in her twenty-first year as an educator, Ada teaches ESOL and bilingual social studies/government at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York. She accidentally stumbled across iCivics during an Internet search several years ago. Today iCivics features prominently in her classroom; she has been amazed at how the lesson plans and games engage and inspire students.