I can't believe we've done this to ourselves. I can't believe we have taken such a simple thing as telling a story and turned it into a military exercise. We have made it so complicated!
In the "Boats and Trains" articles
Instead of being cooped up in the train, staring at each other all day, which is very much what happens to CI teachers who are following lesson plans in their classrooms, when we do targetless CI we are free to
Since I had no idea where the Mr. Positive story was going, I was able to go along into interesting places with this story only because I didn't know where it was going.
Even more important to notice for those who are aware
We were talking about how TPRS lesson plans and target structures squeeze the life out of stories, creating in new teaches think that TPRS is hard to do and formulaic and they need to learn the formula. This is an
So we were talking about how lesson plans lead to less interesting classes in TPRS.
Canned TPRS lesson plans are based on insecurity about what is going to happen in the class. In that way, it kind of resembles life when it
Two of the biggest things that make a story interesting to the kids in a TPRS class are the elements of suspense and surprise. But if the one directing the story, asking the questions, making those split second decisions about