Stepping Stones to Stories

Last June (2013), in preparation for the San Diego iFLT Conference, I tried to slam together a book called Stepping Stones to Stories. I didn’t think much about it – my main goal was to take some of the best ideas from the PLC from 2013, like jGR, and get them out there. Then, since we again came up with more new ideas that were really good here this past year in 2014, I have, for the past few weeks, been rewriting the 2013 version of that book. Rereading the 2013 version of that book and freshening it up made me realize how bad the first version was. The 2014 version is pretty good. In it are ideas from the blog here actually going back seven years. Undoubtedly we will come up with more new ideas in 2015 and a third version may appear next summer, perhaps along with an update of TPRS in a Year! and/or PQA in a Wink!, but those may not happen until 2016 or even later, depending on how lazy I am. So, if anyone who has the 2013 version of Stepping Stones wants a free ebook version of that book, just let me know at and I will send it to you. However, I need another few weeks to complete it since so many new ideas have arrived with the conferences. So please give me until mid-August to get these ebooks out to those who bought the earlier version. You will see that this new 2014 version of the book is much more clear and strong than the 2013 version.. I think it’s the best thing I have written and I have been wanting to write it for a long time, to get all the stuff we’ve been doing here over past years finally into one place!



2 thoughts on “Stepping Stones to Stories”

  1. …is it written for CI newbies or more experienced CI teachers?….

    I tried to make the theory part for absolute beginners. Some of the practical strategies/activities are for beginnners and some for more experienced teachers. Basically Chris I tried to include every quality new idea from this blog from recent years in one place, and make it all simple to grasp. I am very happy with it, as I have wanted to transfer the best of the best stuff from here into one place and I think I did it.

    Those who have the 2013 version and have already emailed me for that in ebook form, we are working 12 hour days this week at iFLT so please bear with me and I’ll try to get them all out by this weekend.

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