I had an odd experience today. A teacher showed up from another school and wanted to see a story. So I chucked the reading class that I had planned and grabbed Vol. 1 of Anne’s book and opened it and did that story. It was good. At the end of class, the teacher said that she had been to other TPRS classes, but that mine was very different.
I have long suspected that most teaching who claim to do TPRS/CI don’t. Not really. They think they are doing it, but they aren’t. I’m not taking their inventory, and I may be the one misrepresenting the approach, but it is worth ruminating about here on the blog.
There is a specific way to do TPRS/CI and when people don’t do that, and then claim that they are, the misinformation gets spread around and traditional teachers’ skepticism is deepened. We really don’t need that.