The danger of activities

The “TPRS/CI” lists and groups these days are filled with suggestions about activities. Activities you can do with no preparation. Activities you can do to teach this or that. All kinds of activities. But activities are good, aren’t they? Maybe. IMO,...

C is for Comprehended

I’ve thought about how I teach. And I’ve realized I do not teach with comprehensible input. I teach with comprehended input.   Comprehensible is not enough. Something that “can” be comprehended is not always comprehended. Especially with...

Who does that, indeed?

On a TPRS teachers’ listserv, the comment was recently made: I find it unfair to suggest that we should just make the story “like a movie in their minds” but oh, we get to stop the movie whenever we want and ask them what happens during the...