I know that I’ve posted this, but another site just mentioned this video of Terry’s, which lays out TPRS in such beautiful fashion that I feel I have to remind myself of it. I just watched the first half, and I want to channel Terry next week.
Now I’ll go back and watch the second half. Terry makes the whole process very smooth, and she talks about her way of doing the curriculum. I asked Susie recently about grammar for curriculum-mapping purposes (again, I may have mentioned this…sorry…) and she said that one way to “cover” grammar would be to make a list of all the topics you want to cover. Then at the end of class each day, you check off the ones that you did pop-ups on. That way you’ll know what you’ve covered and what you need to still include. I like that a lot. I’m not really sure about how to do Terry’s method, though I like the concept, and I think that Susie’s basically combines Terry’s idea with what is manageable in class for me. I would love it if someone had an idea for a little pop-up program for my class that would ask me at the end of each day what I did…maybe a survey on Google docs or something like that??? I could put sections for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Martina, would this work?