Comprehensible Input is The One Thing

If you could make your job easier...wouldn't you? If you could make your students learn better, acquire faster, go further....wouldn't you? A few years back, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan wrote a book about productivity and success entitled The One Thing. As the wife of a Keller-Williams Realtor, I have spent countless date nights and … Continue reading Comprehensible Input is The One Thing

TPRS® 101, Step Six: Give it a try!

This is the sixth post in the series "TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple". The first week back from winter break is like a re-start for many teachers. You set goals back in August, and you’ve accomplished some but fell short of others. You spent a semester learning and growing as a professional, and … Continue reading TPRS® 101, Step Six: Give it a try!

TPRS® 101, Step Five: Strategize

This is the fifth post in the series "TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple". STEP FIVE: STRATEGIZE Now that you have added to your basic understanding of TPRS® and its goals by observing a lesson and debriefing, you are almost ready to try it out for yourself. Well, who knows--maybe you are ready because you're just that kind of … Continue reading TPRS® 101, Step Five: Strategize

TPRS® 101, Step Four: Debrief

This is the fourth post in the series "TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple". STEP FOUR: DEBRIEF By now, the acronyms TPRS®, CI, and TCI are rolling off your lips without a second thought. You understand the goal of a TPRS® lesson, and you’ve seen one in action. Maybe you used this list to … Continue reading TPRS® 101, Step Four: Debrief

TPRS® 101, Step Three: Observe a TPRS® lesson

This is the third, very delayed, post in the series “TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple”. We just moved to a new home and I have been busy packing, unpacking, cleaning, corralling children, and trying to find things that I need. Today, I found my computer! Hooray! Only 349 unread emails...that will be fun to sort … Continue reading TPRS® 101, Step Three: Observe a TPRS® lesson

TPRS® 101, Step 2: Understand the goal of a TPRS®/CI lesson

This is the second post in the series "TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple". Click here to read other posts in the series. STEP TWO: UNDERSTAND THE GOAL Once you have deciphered the acronyms ‘TPRS®’, ‘CI’, and ‘TCI’, the only thing that I’d recommend doing before heading off to watch a teacher demonstrate a … Continue reading TPRS® 101, Step 2: Understand the goal of a TPRS®/CI lesson

TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple

In the past few weeks, I have been flooded with emails from readers that have just read about TPRS® and TCI for the first time on my blog. I am THRILLED. I have always written this blog for teachers that already use TPRS® and other Comprehensible Input strategies in their classes, and it never occured … Continue reading TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple