TPRS - The Easy Way
How To Use Invisible Characters To Make Stories Work
In Your Language Classroom
Ben's new 2016 book: TPRS The Easy Way is now
available for purchase.
Some quotes from Ben about his newest book, TPRS
- The Easy Way:
"Kids crave plot! Learn a tightly-engineered
system for delivering compelling, engaging plot in class after
class, crafting stories with your students that put their ideas and
creativity front and center. Class will go by faster than you want
"Bring to the awareness of each student that
they are like young trees in a grove of trees, each one special,
each one with her own job, each one with her own sense of value and
importance, each one capable of glittering in her own way during a
"When I see my students practically falling out
of their chairs while following a story line built around one of the
characters they or one of their classmates has prepared, I know that
a web of connectedness now ties the character to the class. Pringle
Man has become a kind of actual occupant, logo or brand, of that
particular class. He is almost a student!"
"Learn to make your students and their ideas the
absolute center of the class’ focus. It is so much easier and more
fun to simply structure your classes so you can relax and discover
where your students' creativity will lead you today. When both the
students and the teacher love an Invisibles character, the results
for the story can't help themselves - they will be unforgettable."
"Learn to craft an environment where students
can simply be who they are - give your students that gift of love
and acceptance. You will shift your energy away from mere forms and
structures of language, and towards freedom, joy, creativity, and
community. You will make space for your students to be loved in your
class for who they are, and not for how many questions they can get
"This new model is based on fun and building
strong relationships. Basing our instruction on that will yield much
greater gains in the long run."
"When there is no whip of memorization driving
the classroom, big gains can happen."
"People will be connected by more than just a
table of contents in a textbook, but by students’ ideas - their
fantastically creative characters and stories."
"Learn to work with students in terms of the
roles that they play in your classroom as well, and not just the role
you play in it. By sharing the responsibility for telling a great
story, you will find greater peace and happiness in your classroom."
"In the Invisibles classroom, children believe
that they can do it. Students see learning as a joyful thing and not
as something tedious and boring and something that they cannot do.
Your students will learn more because they are happier."
"Learn how to get out of the way of your stories
and allow the students' cute answers to drive things forward. The
more we try to control a story script, the more we strangle it."
"The story creation process you will learn in
this book brings balance and harmony your story. It brings
simplicity and elegance. It allows you to fully relax and enjoy the
process of story creation with literally no fear or worry about
whether the story will work or not. The glue is here. The magic is
|TPRS - The Easy Way
Print Version (USA Only) - $34.95 +
* Customers outside the USA must buy the
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eBook Version - $34.95
After your purchase you will be able to
download the PDF version of the book.
“The new ideas expressed in this book are powerful medicine and have
transformed my teaching. I feel that I am finally doing TPRS the way
it was meant to be. The system Ben invented to support this new
highly creative and engaging work is watertight.”
"This book represents freedom to be creative for teachers and
students. So many teachers stand to benefit from your Invisibles and
the no-planning concept behind them.”
"Your books are so good, reaffirming, practical and inspiring."
"So cool! One of my students made up an invisible character - Tony the
Blue Whale - and his weight-lifting girlfriend, Tori. It was so much
fun and I found that less circling was required for new structures
that came up because the story was more compelling for students.
I was surprised how quickly my students were willing and ready to
use new words without any prompting or urging from me."
"I just finished TPRS - The Easy Way. It
is so student centered and inclusive that it will have a profound
effect on my students’ learning beginning in August."