This blog has gotten many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

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: