Helping Students Actively Engage With Content

Students can sit in a classroom that offers a clear focus, receive masterfully delivered direct instruction, and still not achieve.  Why?  Students need to actively engage with content in order to fully understand and apply it to a variety of situations.  Only then can it be said that they truly learned something. How can teachers … Continue reading Helping Students Actively Engage With Content

Be Direct!

Imagine you are being sent to a large store to pick up a small item. Which of the following two sets of instructions would most likely get you to the item in the easiest manner? Go to the store, go inside and go to the west side of the building.  You’ll find it over there. … Continue reading Be Direct!

Providing a Clear Instructional Focus

My parents meander.  As much as I would like to say this is related to their retirement status and not having set schedules, I cannot.  They have been this way for many years.  I recall one vacation many, many years ago when my parents packed bags, loaded the car, drove to the nearest highway, and … Continue reading Providing a Clear Instructional Focus