What is Direct Instruction (DI)?
DI Key Features
Key features of DI are:
Highly engaging & interactive lessons (students participate on average 10 times each minute)
All concepts are taught to mastery. Students don’t move on to new material without having mastered underlying content.
Very efficient instructional model that allows teachers to teach more material in less time.
DI has been around 5 decades and there is more research available on this approach than any other teaching philosophy.
- Project Follow Through (Largest Educational Experiment in History) Results Graph
- Project Follow Through Details
- US Department of Education Meta-Analysis
- DI With High Performing Students