Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.  

In 2006, I wrote an article for Language Magazine headlined Are We Making Bricks Or Building Cathedrals In The ESL Classroom?

Here’s an excerpt from that article – using a different metaphor from the title: