Markham T&L Blog

July 12, 2019

Article: The Components of Direct Instruction

Author: Cathy L. Watkins, Timothy A. Slocum

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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...

April 12, 2018

Maths No Problem! Primary Series

3 day workshop in Birmingham, UK

The latest curriculum in England has three aims:

- Fluency

- Problem Solving

- Reasoning

To teach for fluency, teachers are using the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach. This is the basis of the Singapore Maths method.

Classes should have...

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