Welcome to my TPRS page. I am a Spanish teacher in Massillon, OH. I’ve been teaching language for 12 years (10 as a Spanish teacher and 2 as an English teacher in Costa Rica). I’ve been using TPRS since 2009. After my few years of using TPRS and my many years of research, I am convinced of the value of Comprehensible Input. My version of TPRS is my attempt to maximize input and effectively increase the abilities of my students. I am constantly developing my understanding and implementation of the method.
This website serves two purposes:
1. Reference for fellow teachers – I often have teachers from the area who are interested in TPRS or who come to observe my classes. This site allows me to point them somewhere initially that explains TPRS in a more organized manner than my fumbling attempts to describe it in a 2-minute conversation.
2. Organization of my own thoughts, reflections, activities and resources – This site is as much a resource for myself as for anyone else. It allows me to keep an organized record of activities I use in class. It also allows me to record thoughts and reflections, which are vital to growing as an effective teacher.
If you have questions, comments or ideas, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for stopping by,