James Hosler sent this:
I just read the quote below on the blog of a well know Latin teacher who sticks closely to the textbook and is from the “eclectic” school of teaching. Lots of business, activities, etc. I’ve only been teaching for four years, but I can see that I would have been like this teacher if I hadn’t made the switch to TPRS/CI:
“Do I just need a break? I need a job that ended at the end of the day, not continued on into the night and the evenings. One that didn’t make me feel guilty for every minute that I spent NOT grading or making better lesson plans.”
So this teacher is thinking of leaving teaching because she is buried alive in work and lessons and grading and projects and activities and just being such a clever language teacher. I’m so glad I found TPRS/CI because without it I likely, too, would be counting down the days until I could find something better to do with my life than be a servant to a book.