Classroom ‘Direct Instruction’ Part II – Input

This is the second post in a series about how I have tried to apply a scripted Direct Instruction inspired model of teaching in the classroom. My first post covered the ‘review’ section of the lesson. As I previously discussed, the review usually consists of eight to fourteen quiz questions which students do in the back … Continue reading Classroom ‘Direct Instruction’ Part II – Input

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Classroom ‘Direct Instruction’ Part I – The Review

I was really interested to read this article on the essential simplicity of teaching by Mark Enser. Mark breaks a lesson down into four constituent parts: review, input, application and test. So far, I have found this to be a really complementary way of trying to teach using a Siegfried Engelmann inspired ‘Direct Instruction’ model … Continue reading Classroom ‘Direct Instruction’ Part I – The Review

What could a scripted ‘Direct Instruction’ lesson look like?

This post will share some planning that I have done attempting to apply the principles of Direct Instruction (emphasis on the capitalisation) to my teaching. In the last year I have started researching this method of instruction more deeply. It was listening to Kris Boulton’s appearance on Mr Barton’s Maths alongside watching him talk at … Continue reading What could a scripted ‘Direct Instruction’ lesson look like?