The language acquisition design exists and operates fully in the unconscious mind, and not the conscious mind, and it is in control of this process of language acquisition. Ours is but to deliver the CI. We are delivery drivers and we drive little trucks with CI written on the side. We need to get over ourselves and just make our deliveries. So we really think we are in control? We are just little delivery people.
We make it so complex with all of our ideas. I think I once heard the same definition as this one applied to the word philosophy – a simple thing made complicated. We need to get over ourselves and just deliver the CI. It would make life a lot simpler for us.
We are no longer developing something new. The change is already here, the new way of teaching languages is here, the bomb has landed, exploded and made it’s crater. Some will go in, some will run away, all will have their own reactions. Let’s all stop worrying about the details now. The tsunami* has hit and we are still here.
Everywhere we see colleagues who have in a way been forced to reject what they saw going on in their buildings. In some of our cases our colleagues actually believe that we are doing nothing other than giving out easy grades to our students, and some of our more “goofball level” principals believe what they hear from our uneducated colleagues.
So we don’t really have to get into defending our position with others in our buildings – not if WE are the ones who aligning with the research and the communication standard. Our colleagues are the ones who are now being forced to change, not us.
The burden of this thing is now on them. So we can all just relax and teach using CI and watch what happens. The hard part is over.
*whether we use the image of a hurricane spawning funnel clouds, a bomb making a big crater in the f.l. acquisition landscape, or a tsunami from the ocean, the fact is that the source of the change has arrived and those who have noticed are starting to react. These things will force change. Now it is just a matter of how people react. Embrace it or reject it. The change is too big not to do one or the other.
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could