Classroom Strategies

Classroom Strategies

Using Proverbs

Through acquisition they were sufficiently aware of which structures were possible and which were not, without having had any explicite grammar training.

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Classroom Strategies

How to Get More Grammar with Less

So, my advice to colleagues who feel torn between teaching with Comprehensible Input and teaching grammar is to trust their wings, the wings of Acquisition, and jump off the roof.

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Classroom Strategies

To Circle or not to Circle

Teachers intent on counting reps forgot that input must always be compelling. If your students’ eyes have glazed over, you may as well stop circling.

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Classroom Strategies

Story Listening: What is it?

I am grateful to Beniko Mason Nanki for presenting teachers around the world with an elegant and easy to use a strategy that allows us to immerse our students in compelling comprehensible input.

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Classroom Management

When the Required Curriculum is Way Too Much!

The standard textbook approach has always reminded me of Johnny Cash’s song, One Piece at a Time, and gives similar results. The students, the few who persevere, have a lot of bits and pieces but they don’t necessarily fit together very well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uErKI0zWgjg

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