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How to do Direct Instruction – TeachLikeThis

Video #8 – Direct Instruction

Direct Instruction is a four part process that requires the teacher to motivate the students and activate background knowledge, explain the new skill that will be learned, model the new skill for the learners, and provide an opportunity for guided practice. With this teaching strategy students acquire a new skill in a structured and scaffolded way.

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  1. Thank you for this video – you broke down how direct instruction should be used and gave practical tips for implementing. I now have a clearer vision for how I am going to apply this in the classroom.

  2. There are 3 more Direct Instruction steps after Guided Instruction that are not included in the video: (Step 5) Closure; (Step 6) Independent Practice; (Step 7) Evaluation.

  3. It's amazing to me that it took so long for people to realize that new is not always better. I began teaching in 1967 and then the teachers were expected to teach the students. We used direct instruction and focused on the basics. I have seen a number of new methods over the years that didn't stand the test of time. Who loses out while educators are trying these new theories? The students do.

  4. This just seems like common sense to me. It's how I did my ESL Classes for my adult learners. I don't have a degree or certificate for teaching and yet this is how I did most of my lessons.

  5. Thank you for sharing this video. I am currently learning about this model in conjunction with many others and this video really helped me to feel more confident about how I would go about implementing this model in the classroom. My impression from this video is not that you feel this model is superior to other models. I think you were just explaining how the model works. I personally feel that no one model is more successful than another. I think that to teach successfully you have to use different aspects of different models depending on your students and what works. The direct instruction model does not have to be used independently of a socially constructivist model as one person mentioned. The two models can be used together successfully.

  6. I really liked this video.  I'm a nine year veteran of elementary schools and this is exactly the way I teach.  Trouble is, I'm getting beaten over the head by a social constructivist theory and we are expecting math learners to construct their own understanding of math concepts. How is that going?  Well, we've had that theory behind our new math for ten years and our international scores (Canada) has been falling for ten years.  I guess I'm wondering where this excellent model is still accepted.  I'm hoping someone on high realizes that direct instruction is the most effective way to teach, as it has the most research backing it.  Thanks for a great video.

  7. Interesting. This is how I prefer to teach, while my colleagues are all clamouring for the Project-Based Learning model. I know there has to be a happy middle ground, but I have always believed that the teacher should run the lesson and provide the guidance and expertise. Modelling is an excellent way of "walking the walk".

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