No more TPR for me. It has an artificial feeling to it and, like circling, brings up that engagement of the conscious faculty of the learner in the moments of comprehension, which conscious engagement interrupts the flow of the learner’s focus only on meaning, which is a colossal mistake in this work, if I understand the research correctly**. It’s just a bother.
Yes I do light TPR during a story, but I do not do it separately so that my students can learn yet another list. I only do it to further comprehension. I make instructional decisions very much on intuition, and TPR is in my view best done very lightly during instruction – just airbrushed in, so that the supremely important focus on meaning – which alone drives acquisition – can be uninterrupted and unfettered. Thus we respect the natural process.