It might be interesting for some group members here to read something John wrote here on the PLC five years ago in 2011 on the topic of using CI instruction in the Latin classroom:
Here is the Latin text John referred to in the previous post. Given as a reading after nine days of only the Circling with Balls activity to start the year, I would venture to state that for a first year class
I got called by a member of our PLC a “grandstander” for promoting the Invisibles. And Diana Noonan chewed me out in a comment here a few months ago over my position re: testing, which position more reflects what Claire Ensor is saying, for
John shares some important links below, echoing a point made by Robert here recently. That John's administrators responded positively to these articles is a testimony to his hard work over the past three years to change a deeply entrenched class
Here is a request from David Talone who was our very first Teacher of the Month so many years ago! I have simply not had time to write up those Teacher of the Month articles each month but if you search
Bob Patrick continues:
Let me address the edges of "impure CI". This is not criticism. This is what we all contend with.
"using more and more spoken Latin" Surprisingly, this may have little to do with CI and may work against it.
This exchange was recently posted to Latin Best Practices:
Jocelyn wrote: As far as what is "impure CI" - that is a good question - one that I think needs an answer by someone better versed in the method than I. I
Joseph Carroll has just joined us (from Vermont) so welcome Joe! He has some questions about starting to implement CI practices mid way through the year. Here is the text of what he'd like to get some feedback on:
John Piazza (CA) and John Bracey (MA) not only share the same first name. They also are at the forefront of change in the Latin world in the U.S. We all know Bracey's riveting story of being an oak in a