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On the eighth night of Hanukkah...

December 13, 2015

It's been a fun Hanukkah, hasn't it? I have so enjoyed reading through the comments and posts that you have made during this last week, and I will be sifting through the resources that you added to the target structure database, the MovieTalk database, and the authentic resource database (you have 8 hours left to enter the night 7 giveaway!) for weeks to come! THANK YOU, everyone, for sharing with the world language teaching community this week. With just one or two winners each night, you shared willingly knowing that you were unlikely to take home the prize. Thank you for your generosity!

Congratulations to Sarah Patin for winning the premium subscription to Textivate and to Laura Reyes for winning copies of "The Green and Red Bibles" (Fluency through TPR Storytelling and TPRS with Chinese Characteristics)!

I was trying to think of something more creative to do for the final night's giveaway, but at the end of the day, we just want novels, don't we? So, no surprise, tonight's winner will walk away with a class set of novels from TPRS Publishing, Inc. or, in the case that TPRS Publishing does not have novels in your language of instruction or you really do not need a class set of novels, you can go on a $125 shopping spree at Because of the range of languages and levels that they offer, I am choosing TPRS Publishing for this giveaway so that the prize can be useful to any language teacher!!

As with all other nights, you must share something in order to enter. Tonight, please leave a comment on this blog post with either (a) the ONE piece of advice that you think is most important for a new-to-TPRS®/CI teacher to hear or (b) the link to a blog post with a helpful explanation/piece of advice that you think all new-to-TPRS®/CI teachers should read. (If you find yourself in that category, share something that has been helpful to you so far in your journey!) Once you've left your comment, click here or on the image below to enter the final giveaway. All entries must be received by 10:00pm EST on Monday, December 14, and the winner will have 24 hours to claim his or her prize.

I pray that your last few days of school leading up to break are full of joy and--yes--even peace! My favorite Bible verse to pray at stressful times (okay, all the time) is Lamentations 3:22-23: "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." We might get eaten up a little at the end of the semester...but we'll not be consumed. I pray that your students and administrators will show you the same compassion that the Lord offers to you!

Happy Hanukkah, folks!

After leaving your comment, click on the image to enter the giveaway!

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