The most troubling times for me as the moderator of this site have been when I have felt that I had to kick people off the PLC because they were trying, I am sure without knowing it, to inflict a certain single position on the rest of us that threw our general discussions out of balance.
This has happened four times. I didn’t enjoy doing it, but I saw it as the only way to move the group forward in balance and harmony, as much as that is possible since we all have different predispositions to this work. Sometimes when one particular voice takes over an internet venue, bad things happen.
It is because there is no one way to do this work and there never will be. There are no experts. There is only us, and we are all different. Since we are all different, each of us will do CI differently, so why claim that there is any right way?
I see the goal of this community to make suggestions about teaching and support and learn from each other without proclaiming any one approach as the “right” one. Those who recently have been complaining on other internet sites that Tina and I are pushing non-targeted comprehensible input as the only way to do this work have it wrong.
In this way of “no right way”, people here can choose the things that work best for them, and then move forward into their buildings in the fall as the individuals they are, forging their own way in one of the hardest professions on the planet.
We must do this alone and that is just the way it is, but we must help each other do it alone.