This has been a challenging year at my school and in my personal life, especially this week (Type in “Trump” & “piñata” to get an idea. Not me, btw). Right when I thought my students were not achieving at the desired level in language or in attitudes, one girl in Spanish 1 (non-native) asks “Cuando Jenna vuelva, ¿puedo ir al baño, por favor?” Used the present subjunctive naturally and confidently, without any overt teaching on it. Three other students asked if they could read the rest of the draft of my novel–outside of class for no credit.
I needed a boost like that. TPRS works even when we are not functioning on all cylinders, my friends.