I met Abra last year at iFLT in Chattanooga. It was her first iFLT and it was an experience that empowered her to ditch the textbook and teach mostly with stories, PQA and FVR. I met Abra again at the
Multiply Your AP Enrollment by a Factor of 9!
I was immensely proud to stand on stage in Boston at #ACTFL17 with four other outstanding language educators. Darcy Pippins was one of them. One reason Darcy was representing the Southwest COLT is because she has lead an incredible transformation
Raise Enrollment. It’s in YOUR Hands
Allysen Clancy shares on the iFLT/NTPRS/CI Teaching Facebook PLN how CI-based instruction has raised enrollment: I have been what you would consider a traditional (legacy) Spanish teacher slowly becoming interested in CI techniques. I went to iflt last year and
I Gotta Have More Psycho-Social, Baby
Guess what! I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is more Psycho-Social. “In the everyday world, the psycho-social use of language abounds. It is so woven into how we interact, we don’t even think about it.” -Bill VanPatten, Communication
Dr. Krashen Invites You to Inaugural Comprehensible Midwest Conference in Milwaukee on Sep. 24, 2016
Let Language Serve Humanity
In TPRS we are taught to target 3 to 5 language chunks during a particular period of time. I’ve always done it this way. But I’ve always noted that sticking to just three has kept me from really paying attention
What My Students are Saying
I’ve had a pre-service teacher in my room for the last week. She’s been observing. Today, as my first class was filing in, she and I were talking. She was saying that it’s clear to her that my students are
Realities Not Normally Seen
Krista Tippett’s show On Being offers us perspectives on spirituality as it manifests in different places, professions and people. Parker Palmer writes regular blog posts for her and, more often then not, they are incredible. This recent post struck me square
If it doesn’t work for the masses, throw it out.
Skip Crosby has quietly been stoking the fires of the revolution up in Maine. The revolution is one in which real language proficiency and fluency reach the masses and not just the high achieving students that typically grace the attendance