Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Appropriate Amount of Direct Instruction

While watching a Corwin Press video one evening, I was searching for more information on direct instruction. Boy, did I hit the jackpot (more on that in a later blog post). In the meantime, I ran across this amazing graphic. When I clicked through to see where it appeared, I ran into an amazing blog post by Blake Harvard.
I recently saw on twitter a slight push to not ‘call people out’ on things like this, but rather to read people’s blogs and tweets with best intentions.  I understand this point to a certain degree, but when educators spout off information that is either incorrect or not based in evidence, I find it hard to let that go.  
While there are definitely teachers that are more than capable of deciphering fact from fiction, some cannot. So, when I read that students only remember 10% of what they read or kids don’t learn from people they don’t like, I consider it a disservice to not ‘call them out’…in a respectful manner.... 
Especially on twitter, if the right thought leader or educelebrity says it, teachers will believe it without question. (Source: Out of Cite, Out of Mind)
While looking for more information on direct instruction, I ran across this amazing image. So, I decided to look to see what the source was. I even went so far as to save it because it looked so incredibly rich with information.

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Isn't that an amazing image with great info on guidelines? I was already using that image to justify the length of pre-recorded webinars, etc. in my head. Then I read Blake Harvard's blog entry and my perspective changed.

How has YOUR perspective changed recently based on discovery of fake information or news?

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