If we are to truly grasp the magnitude of Dr. Krashen’s Learning vs Acquisition Hypothesis in order to fully implement it in our teaching, we must guide our students away from using their conscious minds in our classrooms into greater use of their intuitive faculties.
Mike Peto teaches this way. He knows from experience that when we teach without a tightly-scripted plan, we can open ourselves to the creativity of the class and free everyone from an agenda.
Mike says that when we plan the whole lesson out, we lose something essential to the process of language acquisition: the spontaneity and joy that come from following student creativity and serendipity. Lots of planning is necessary in other school subjects, but it can be a detriment in language classes.