Posts in Category: research stuff


A C.I. Rebuttal by Eric Herman

Eric Herman for the last couple of years has offered quality information about teaching with Comprehensible Input.  He is able to articulate the finer points of TCI because of his obvious passion for the research behind language acquisition.  One of the things I admire about Eric is that he also

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Brain Rules

Dr. John Medina wrote a New York Times Bestselling book named Brain Rules.  Every educator or parent really should know about the 12 principles discussed in this book.  Rules #4, #9 and #10 are a particular interest to me as a language teacher.

#4 | ATTENTION | “We don’t pay attention

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An Interview with James Asher

Total Physical Response (TPR) is a teaching method developed by the work and research of Dr. James Asher. His contribution to teaching with comprehensible input has changed the lives of thousands of teachers and students worldwide. Even though TPR as developed by Asher, is not my principal method of delivering

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Yo soy Krashenista

Dr. Stephen Krashen has for many decades articulated many important ideas based on evidence and research about educational issues related to reading and language learning.  He has presented evidence that spelling, grammar, vocabulary, phonics, phonics awareness, and knowledge of text structure can be acquired and improved without explicit instruction or

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