cRD – 9

I have mentioned RT and TPR and PSA and how they will occur much more often as teaching strategies in this new version of R & D. PSA will be a big player in it as well. A big player. A really big player. Because PSA shifts the discussion from the text to one about the character in it to a student in the classroom, thus serving as a launching pad to even more interesting CI at just the right moment in class. So PSA should occur frequently in this new version of R & D.

Specifically, PSA takes over in the discussion when TPR and RT are exhausted. PSA is the tag team dude coming in the ring to take over the fight for his exhausted buddy at the right time. PSA functions as a second French horn on an extended note (like happens all the time in Wagner), taking over for the first French horn that has been holding the note for two full measures already so that the audience doesn’t even know that two French horns were involved in creating that one extended Wagnerian note. (Can you imagine? French horns in the service of German music? There is a God!)

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