There are no peaks without valleys. I’m reminded of this tonight. Last year felt like a valley year. Just Thursday felt like a valley. But we get up the next day and put our pants on one leg at a
“I Did NOT Like Learning Languages” – Methods Class Feedback 4 of 6 – “B”
Good Afternoon Grant, I just wanted to thank you for coming to our class (@ Bethel) and showing us what it is like to be a part of a TPRS classroom. You truly made me excited to be a teacher.
Relax. Lower the Filter. Raise Acquisition.
I owe my professional sanity to Ben Slavic. Every once in a while I’ll share a quote of his that has impacted my thinking and my practice. The Affective Filter Hypothesis states there is a “filter” or “mental block” that
Why Build Inequity into the Fabric of Class? – Methods Class Feedback 3 of 6 – “E”
“E.” sent this nice follow up letter after my demo at her graduate level methods class. I wrote about other reflections here (intro to this series), here and here. Dear Grant, Thank you so much for sharing your methods with
Methods Class Feedback 2 of 6 – “B”
Here’s the second of 6 emails I got in response to a demo I did at Bethel University’s graduate level methods class in November. Previous posts on this topic here and here. Grant, I really appreciate you taking the time
Methods Class Feedback 1 of 6 – “M”
Here’s the first piece of feedback from my demo at the graduate level methods class I talked about here. Grant, Thank you so much for taking the time to come into our classroom yesterday to discuss different ways to keep
Feedback from Grad Level Methods Class Demo
For the last 6 years or so, I’ve been asked to demonstrate TPRS and Teaching with Comprehensible Input to graduate level methods courses taught at private universities in the Twin Cities area. One of the classes I’ve been to most
Krashen and Gaab – #ACTFL15
If you missed Carol Gaab and Stephen Krashen’s joint presentation at #ACTFL15, watch it. It’s powerful. Carol published a side by side picture of her audience at ACTFL in 2011 compared to 2015. The sheer number of people at their