Story Starters

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  1. Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg

    I once had a birthday cake afraid of a knife. Totally fun.
    A sad cloud who got poked by an evening star.
    Also a Gummy Bear who wanted a private YouTube channel;
    A lonely S’more who wanted friends (found some at the campground)
    A chocolate bar who hated his evil brother (handed him over to Willy Wonka)
    An angry (hot) jalapeño pepper named Picante, whose girlfriend was in danger of becoming part of a salsa
    An evil and competitive Halloween Donut named Dunkin’ who eats his friend (a slice of worm pizza named Wormsy) on a playdate, then turns into a bat and flies off into the night.

    The kids provide all the ideas. I just roll around from all the tickling.

  2. … I just roll around from all the tickling…..

    That’s the biggest thing about CI that most people don’t get. The kids are here for our entertainment. We think the opposite. Why? Because we buy into the traditional concept of what a teacher is, which applies to all fields except ours. The idea can’t apply to languages, because of what conversation is, how it is defined, and the result is a lot of frustrated teachers thinking that they are on stage. Our work is to build a web of connectedness in the room and ask questions, not to be the master of ceremonies. If people can get that one point, they can make CI work in their classrooms. It requires a complete change of mindset, and no less.

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