Sometimes, teachers feel that they fail at comprehensible input methods. That they simply can’t get on the CI train. Blaine and Susie and Jason can run that fast but we can’t, is the feeling.
But look around. Schools now are on the
My visit to George Washington yesterday was so much fun. The entire department of five young teachers all agree that Krashen is the best way to go for their kids. Because of this, and perhaps because of the youth of
Robert and Bryce recently made comments here about the idea that comprehension based teaching is not just another way to teach, but a vastly superior way. I would like to add to what they said here:
The Denver Public Schools has
Bryce - the Dunning-Kruger premise was so wonderful to read about. But, for me after a bit of reflection today, it only takes things so far. Can we really dismiss the failure of CI/TPRS to take hold by now in foreign language classrooms simply
I got this link from Beniko Mason. In it, Sy Ying Lee implies that reading is vastly underutilized by most if not all of us. We have Krashen's research, but we don't use it, even though we know that it
Anne sent this with the comment:
Oh my. Big fun here. I actually scripted this to go with one of Michael Miller's short stories, but it's worth doing all on its own.
What A Handsome Boy!
points at him
what a handsome boy!
I took the "no blurting/talking over" rule out of my list of rules this year. I may need to add it back on there because I have one level 2 class that is just too chatty during stories.
My recent thinking
I need to remember that my value as a teacher is not in how high my kids score on tests. It’s not really about how much they learn. Rather, it’s how they feel about themselves, about their ability to learn
Jim Tripp send me this excellent story and gave me permission to publish it here. It has everything except a plot, and shows how a lot of fun can be found in just the creation of images and not worrying so
I'm republishing this old blog entry - slightly edited - from 2007. Amazingly, the core ideas in it remain applicable today:
My stretching of the silly putty that is TPRS has taken many forms over the years, as I’m sure is true