The need to ask

On a social media site, a general question more or less like this has been flying around of late: Why can’t we just look at our students and gauge them that way? Why do they need to actually respond? I can already tell if they are listening and interested. The...

CI with Local Characteristics

So, you believe that language is acquired through comprehensible input — repeated matching of incoming sounds (or what looks to my ignorant non-signing eyes like hand-waving, in the case of ASL) and meaning by the wonderful, ever-working brain. So every...

Might, could, maybe

As CI teachers, we know that language is acquired through comprehensible input. We know that it takes a certain amount of repetition for language to be acquired — more for structures (grammar) than for individual words. We know that this repetition can be...

The costume party

Everybody loves a costume party. Especially educators. (I deliberately use this word in contrast to teachers. Teachers teach. Educators….well, they seem mostly to hold meetings, these days, and come up with new ways to say the obvious, or new Ideas that...