We need to address HOW we are making our kids feel when they are in our classes.
To extend Marshall McCluhan’s message beyond electronic media, is it not possible that we ourselves, our bodies and the expressions on our faces, also the medium for our CI messages in our classes?
Bear in mind that the message is everything chez Krashen.
And yet, how much time in PD do we spend focusing on the message that we are delivering? How much PD is even directed towards studying our medium, how we use our body, our teaching style, HOW we speak to our kids? What unconscious messages about their emotional safety do we send to our students while trying so hard to deliver our CI messages?