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