If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the world language teaching profession recently, it’s that we’re plagued with arguments about why one method trumps another. As it turns out, we’re wasting our time on that argument, and we should be asking a different question altogether.
I know, I’ve dropped off the internet a bit lately and that’s going to be the case for June at least, it seems. I’m excited for all of you getting a break at last and traveling near and far. I’m facing some pretty daunting deadlines and Camp Musicuentos and that’s pushing off my work on the next reading guide (Esperanza renace) and the blog redesign planned for this summer too. And so, it’s four days off schedule, but I did wrap up the first videocast of the Musicuentos Black Box Podcast. Give me 12 minutes to introduce you to Michael Long, who wants you to realize that it’s not so much your methods that will make a difference in your students’ success, but rather the methodological principles that form the basis for everything you do in the classroom.
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The Musicuentos Black Box Podcast collection of resources are co-sponsored by Musicuentos and Indwelling Language. Justin over at Indwelling Language is up to bat for the next installment. I can’t wait!