It used to stand for: TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE STORYTELLING
NOW it stands for: TEACHING PROFICIENCY THROUGH READING AND STORYTELLING
I thought it would be important to do a quick post about TPRS because this is the way I teach, and have taught for the past nine years. I was so lucky to have an incredible cooperating teacher and some great college professors that were advocates of using the TPRS method to teaching a new language rather than the very grammar-based approach to teaching a language.
Chris Kennedy, @cultureofyes a Superintendent at a school in Vancouver wrote a blog post about sitting in on a TPRS lesson a couple days ago. He is not even a language teacher and realized the effectiveness of this method of teaching. I am writing this quick post before bed because of his blog post.
Read more here at my favorite TPRS website, it has ALL you need to understand why it works and all the resources you need to get you started or interested : TPRS
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People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love or carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they had to go away and leave such a gaping hole. Children leave parents, parent leave friends. Acquaintances move on. Friends love and move on. You think of the many who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on those present and wonder.
I believe this is all part of a master plan. People move in and out of our lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who ever touched your life, and you are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not touched you.
So far this is who I know that I am...
I am a Spanish teacher (lucky enough to teach grade K-8!) living in the Chicago area. I am a yoga alliance registered and certified yoga instructor. I am pursuing MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) certification and simply happy to be alive to write this and share with others.
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