The Zoom training on Book 1 of the Ultimate CI series begins this coming Monday, for those interested. Go to benslavic.com and click on "training courses". If you want to really access what is in these new books, the Zoom
One of the most severe things we can do to ourselves as teachers is to collect so much information, so many different strategies and activities, that we can't manage all of it. This is actually a form of self-harm. When
It's odd that the big textbook companies have held dominion over our profession for so long. It's even more odd how the annual ACTFL conference, in spite of their statements about proficiency and use of the language in the classroom,
How I feel about language teaching is very simple, and has been expressed perfectly by the pianist Alice Sara Ott, when speaking about music:
“Music is art, and art lives from creativity, and there cannot be any creativity if there is
The rise of elitism in our society is paralleled in our schools. It would be unreasonable to think otherwise. When the few take over a class then that class becomes their property.
One thing that I fear about our field in
Some kids engage at the right amount. Some too much. What about the kids who withdraw? It is my position that, generally, kids who withdraw from interacting in a CI class have good reasons to do so.
We all know that