Flashcard it you should not

Yoda here again. A little problem with Luke Skywalker I am having. Wishes to use nuclear device instead of light saber he does. Why would Yoda care? Why should we care about how the enemy is killed? Isn’t it better to kill a whole lot more Stormtroopers at once,...

Powerpoint it you need not

On a teacher’s list, a language teacher recently asked: I am doing my best to incorporate ideas of TPRS/CI. Does anyone have suggestions of HOW and WHEN is best introduce new vocabulary? Well, TPRS makes the question of when to introduce new vocabulary really...

Balance bikes forever…?

Balance bikes. The next great thing. Lets little kids — even as young as 18 months — “ride” a bicycle, because there are no pedals and no drive train on the thing. Their feet always touch the floor. Sure, they can’t get going very fast,...

Don’t be blinded by the disco ball

On a discussion group, a teacher recently made a comment something more or less like: My 8th grade dance students have been invited to participate in a countywide dance judging contest. You know, the ones where they have to judge dancers on twenty dimensions of...