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How to Measure the Effectiveness of Explicit Direct Instruction?

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is a structured, systematic and clear teaching approach designed to optimise student learning and comprehension. It is characterised by highly organised lessons where objectives are clearly stated and instructions are provided...

The Effectiveness of EDI 

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) has taken Australian classrooms by storm. Proponents hail it as the key for boosting academic achievement, while critics remain committed to more child-centeredcentred approaches. This article examines research on EDI's effectiveness...

How to Teach Tier 2 Vocabulary 

Tier 2 vocabulary consists of words that are more complex than everyday conversational language (tier 1) but not as specialised as subject-specific academic terms (tier 3). These words often appear in various texts and are crucial for reading comprehension and...

Noel Pearson: The Power of Direct Instruction

Noel Pearson presents a compelling webinar on Direct Instruction. Hosted by McGraw Hill Australia in collaboration with Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA), the event was titled The Power of Direct Instruction and featured insights from GGSA’s founder and director, Noel Pearson