Absolutely love it! What a cool analogy!!
Funny! I actually did go to my classroom and made a huge pile of all of my Spanish books that I won’t need anymore or shouldn’t be of use in a CI classroom. I’m going to dump them all somewhere, need to find an ocean (or Salvation Army)!
Weren’t you a flight attendant before becoming a teacher?
Sabrina is probably needing a 48 hour day to get moved out here to Denver from Chicago so I will answer for her – I think she worked for SwissAir but in the area of training personnel. That’s maybe why she is such a great trainer at comprehensible input!
I got a nice report from Diane about the Chicago training, by the way, and then it got jammed up in the queue here. I need to post that. The feeling I got from Diane’s report is that Chicago is going to be just fine with the people in place there even if Sabrina comes to Denver. So that’s a good thing!
Yep, and the follow-up from people who attended are things like, “I’m so glad we’re meeting again in Nov.” and “I never want to feel so isolated again, like before that meeting” and I think it was a total hit with all of us who attended. I am really pumped for the school year and it’s thanks to that meeting.
I second that the meeting went really well. We must stop people from feeling isolated, because isolation is what will cause people to fall back on safe things like textbooks.
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