In the post below, Bryce addresses the spontaneous creation of CI as opposed to the standard option that we always have in the three steps. It’s the old question of whether to do stay close to the safety of stories or just roam free with one word images and PQA and the like.
Everybody has their own take on that. I prefer the free roaming stuff unless I have a great script to work from. If I have a mediocre script it just kind of sits there in the middle of the circling and the CI and emits a low grade odor.
The hippy stuff, the PQA freaks, those who want to just take “what comes up” in the classroom and running with it is an art form, will not find a more valuable description of how to do that than here in Bryce’s offering:
We are all struggling with the winter blahs this time of year. Will this winter EVER end? The students have heard our best jokes and have grown inured to the routine. We need help in maintaining interesting comprehensible input.