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December 2011

Administrators must decide, lest they resemble the donkey who, faced with two equidistant haystacks, fails to decide on which one to go to for sustenance and so starves. The old way of using a book and speaking English and the new

[ed. note: this is a recent comment by Robert. It connects to a somewhat confusing term (confusing at least to me) introduced around 2009 by Krashen - transparency. In an effort to locate the discussion of trasnparency into one accessible place with the keyword transparency

I was discussing with my coordinator (at the university) my ideas that using tprs could help us with our lower level retention issues, particularly with minority students.  She always wants to "see the research" on things, wants data, wants statistics. 

John sent this: Ben, I thought you'd either be horrified or entertained by the description of a panel at this year's upcoming American Philological Association meeting. It is called "After Krashen." What amazes me is that the working assumption seems to be