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So far Bryce Hedstrom has created 521 blog entries.

WHAT’S WORKING

By |2024-04-06T18:35:12-06:00March 30th, 2024|

THIS IS ABOUT LATIN CLASS BUT THE ACTIVITIES AND IDEAS APPLY TO ALL WORLD LANGUAGES Last year my daughter started a classical school in Denver and asked me to teach Latin. I didn't know Latin, but I took up the challenge and decided to learn and teach it the [...]

THE QUESTIONABLE RELIABILITY OF A.I.

By |2024-03-25T11:29:43-06:00March 25th, 2024|

You can't always trust cat gut or ChatGPT (see the end of this article). Here is a typical conversation I’ve had recently with ChatGPT. I keep experiencing that the first answer is ALMOST ALWAYS wrong. I have to double and triple check from other sources, and I have to [...]

SPECIAL PERSON INTERVIEWS QUESTIONS

By |2024-03-26T09:04:24-06:00March 8th, 2024|

Jonny, a Mandarin teacher who saw my recent presentation on Special Person Interviews, had some questions about the process. We've had a conversation about it and here are the results. Before answering Jonny's questions, I need to make this crucial point: Follow-up questions are the most important part of [...]

FRUSTRATIONS WITH COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT

By |2024-01-31T18:17:54-07:00January 31st, 2024|

David, a successful veteran teacher relatively new to teaching with C.I. writes: Bryce,  I am frustrated by the fact that I enter every semester with the good intentions of doing CI.  I start, and then I get frustrated as I don't see the results and don't feel skilled enough [...]

TEACHING UPPER LEVELS WITH C.I.

By |2024-01-02T21:14:51-07:00January 2nd, 2024|

Shayna, an AP Spanish teacher and reader of this blog writes: Hi Bryce, I've spent my 10-year career teaching Spanish at a private high school.  I am very intrigued by CI, but as an AP Spanish teacher, I'm concerned that if I abandon some of my traditional teaching methods, [...]

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