Teaching Technique: Present

Use Signals
Program:  Teaching Technique: Prepare
Module: Use Signals


Use Signals is a practice module that goes in depth for participants to learn what happens when the
technique is delivered with fidelity. They learn what happens when using signals is not delivered with
fidelity. They also learn how to overcome the barriers to deliver using signals with fidelity.

Learning intents 

  • Demonstrate techniques that engage students and deliver lesson components to fidelity (TS1.2) (3.1.02).
  • Understand basic direct instruction techniques and why they are used. Understand basic explicit instruction teaching techniques and why they are used. Demonstrate mastery of basic direct and explicit instruction techniques through weekly program practice sessions and then in classroom delivery (TS1.3)(3.1.03).
  • Understand components of effective teaching resources (such as the Teacher Guide) that align with core programs. Communicate correct use of program components, such as Teacher Presentation Book, Teacher Guide, Student Workbooks, student books, etc. (TS1.4) (3.1.04).
  • Implement lesson sequences with fidelity, maintaining student engagement and promoting learning (TS1.9) (3.1.09).
  • Review key teaching techniques with colleagues in weekly practice sessions (TS1.10) (3.1.10).
  • Understand basic effective teaching techniques and practices in academics and behaviour. Demonstrate ability to teach lessons using direct and explicit instruction teaching techniques (TS2.1) (3.2.01).
  • Plan lesson presentation using direct and explicit instruction teaching techniques. Implement all parts of direct and explicit instruction lessons (TS2.7) (3.2.07).


  • 4 Lessons


Assessment has two stages:
  • Test: Knowledge and skills taught in the lessons.
  • Observation: Delivery with students of the knowledge and skills learned in the lessons.