You may want to consider joining our Zoom training group on the Invisibles. It’s a way to be able to meet the challenges that the coronavirus has brought to us and therefore a good way for you to keep your job over the massive changes of the coming years in our profession. Let me know if you are interested in joining our Zoom group with an email to email@example.com.
Here is what teachers need to do to prepare for the first Zoom Invisibles training, the date of which is still to be decided:
- Read the introductory pages of the Invisibles book (pp. 6-10). (The book is provided at no charge.)
- Then go deep with Category A by reading pp. 11-18 up to Optional Question Set 1.
- Then read pp. 36-39.
- Make your own card as per the instructions given in Category A and bring that card to our first Zoom meeting. We will make an Invisibles classroom out of the Zoom format to learn French. It’ll be just like starting the year with real students, only with each other. Our language will be French. If you don’t know French, you are at an advantage.
Note that Category A provides the DNA for the entire book. Reading through only that category deeply and thoroughly is the key to mastery of the Invisibles.
Even if you are a raw beginner to CI, you shouldn’t have any problems learning the system, as long as you are committed. Just look at learning a new way of teaching – one that, based on my own experience, actually works – as doing a jig saw puzzle. You lay the pieces out on a table, and take things slowly. You must be patient and put each piece in place one at a time.
It is the way that musicians prepare for a concert – one or two measures at a time. A lot of teachers want fast CI fixes but it doesn’t work that way. Working with the Invisibles represents a contiguous whole that is expressed in the Star Sequence, so we will go one page at a time and not move on until everyone in the class gets it.
Teachers must be in it for the long haul. They must want to master CI instruction using the Invisibles to be in our group. They must realize that teaching using CI is not a performance.