Intuition – 2

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3 thoughts on “Intuition – 2”

  1. Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg

    Wow, just wow.
    I have spent plenty a sleepless nite plumbing the archived posts on this PLC but never before saw this one from way back. I think it’s 120% relevant. You could find and replace every mention of ‘TPRS’ and change it to ‘,’NTCI,’ if you like. Cuz I think that’s what Pure Land TPRS was meant to be, maybe, back in the day.
    In answer to the Q why T’s seem to hide behind prescriptive curriculum, I think it’s nothing less than legitimacy. Education moved into an era of conformity, accountability and testing, where our very livelihoods are constantly held over our heads. To quote a friend, many of us have had the ‘art of teaching taught right out of us.’
    I see that my own skill set is very different than the young whipper-snappers coming in. I’m much better creating situations, tableaus, stories, extension, etc. than managing all the testing, data collection and organization, reporting, compiling curriculum, insuring a ‘common experience in Spanish across the district,’ and all that.
    Going rogue with a truly emergent, unscripted conversation – collaborative, unpredictable and improvised – is ‘off script’ and fear inducing in this Stepford Wives reality…

  2. Alisa said:

    I see that my own skill set is very different than the young whipper-snappers coming in. I’m much better creating situations, tableaus, stories, extension, etc. than managing all the testing, data collection and organization, reporting, compiling curriculum, insuring a ‘common experience in Spanish across the district,’ and all that….

    I wonder if this is the time of the robots then. Maybe it is. That would explain the codification of CI into textbook form, or at least the attempt, by so many new experts. Oh well, if it’s not the time for free and loving reciprocal sharing, then so be it. If it ends up that testing kills our kids’ interest in life and belief in themselves, then we can at least say that we gave the art of this work our best shot. All these years of fighting for the rapidly evaporating human qualities of love and softness between our kids and us in our classrooms hasn’t been in vain. Some day, some way it will all come around and laughter and happiness will come back into education. It’s o.k. We’ve waited this long.

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