I am grateful to Beniko Mason Nanki for presenting teachers around the world with an elegant and easy to use strategy that allows us to immerse our students in compelling comprehensible input.
He is passionate about his craft, passionate about wanting to help others find their way. He has the courage to go off the beaten path, the courage to try new methods and the courage to speak his mind.
We have a very high student success rate and a retention rate of 50-60%
over four years.
“We have built a reputation for working with all kinds of learners including
those with emotional and learning disabilities of which we are proud.”
The standard textbook approach has always reminded me of Johnny Cash’s song, One Piece at a Time, and gives similar results. The students, the few who persevere, have a lot of bits and pieces but they don’t necessarily fit together very well.
“She models what it means to care about students and the patience required to teach. “
Language is the lovely, wild flower growing in the forest.
This poster can be downloaded and used to make your expectations visible in the classroom.
Reader’s Theater is a way of “revisiting” a familiar text that makes it fun and compelling.
Blaine thought his new students were a little bizarre. They were all squirrels and refused to sit in their chairs. Blaine gave them books, but his students ate the books. He gave them worksheets, but they ate the worksheets.
“Enjoy yourself. Have fun. Laugh at their funny ideas.”