Responding to Eric on the Sandra Savignon article*, John Bracey said:
"Very important point, Eric. We haven’t happened upon a better way to prepare kids for conjugating verbs or declining nouns. We have learned how to teach a language to another
Dr. Krashen states:
There is nothing wrong with talking about grammar occasionally. Eric Herman stated my position about grammar and output very well on your blog. Even a dictation once in a while (especially as it relates to French culture!).
I am and will always remain of the firm and studied opinion that grammar teachers secretly hate their jobs and yearn for something exciting but are afraid to leave the shores of book safety that have kept them wallowing in
This, from John Bracey, is telling. It is almost the equivalent of a criminal indictment on grammar teachers. It really burns me up:
I remember having a conversation with some upper level high school students about how they made it this
This one is from Keri:
I have a question that maybe the PLC could help me with. Last year was my first "TPRS" year and, of course, those students are with other teachers. (I am the only TPRS / CI
From John Piazza:
On Latin Best Practices today, John Bracey shared some real insight about the traditional way of teaching grammar. It certainly resonates with my experience, as both teacher and learner of Latin:
"I think that it is hard for traditional
In 2009-2010 Annick Chen at Lincoln High School was asked by her administrative team, along with every teacher in the building, to make writing the focal point for that year. Ever dutiful, but knowing full well how people acquire languages,
As I head off to Latvia to oversee an intensive Russian study program for 14 kids who have done well in three years of Russian, I find an email in my box with the results of our school's Russian
The conjugation police are out there as we all know, but they’re super lame and not to be taken too seriously.
I usually ask my kids when they (one or two type A students) are fretting because they aren’t picking up the