Markham T&L Blog

July 12, 2019

Article: The Components of Direct Instruction

Author: Cathy L. Watkins, Timothy A. Slocum

Reading Time: 2 hours

The purpose of this article is to summarise the ideas behind Direct Instruction (DI), dispel some of the myths around it, and give an overview of the research base.

“The purpose of Direct Inst...

May 21, 2019

"In your best explanations, your artistry with words will transform complicated and abstract material into something clear and meaningful" (Allison and Tharby, 2015).

In this post I am going to briefly review some key points about explanations and modelling within the classroom setting. For a thoroug...

November 22, 2018

I recently saw this tweet and it made me stop and reflect on what my successes were for this year, and what I want to work on next year.

So, here are 4 things that have been successful for me in 2018:

  1. Implementing Weekly Retrieval Quizzes and Retrieval Starters
    One of my aims for this year has be...

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