Learning takes place when the teacher interacts with the student. Instruction must be focused on making that interaction most effective.
Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is a collection of teaching procedures developed by Dataworks from decades of educational research and tested in 45,000 classrooms. These strategies give teachers the tools to produce well-crafted, well-taught lessons that engage the students with the content every two minutes. This interactive teaching maximizes learning.
Any content — grade-level and standards-based — can be effectively taught with EDI. The key is to make the content explicit (with seven key components) and the delivery direct (with student engagement norms and just-in-time checking for understanding).
Teachers and students will see an immediate improvement in comprehension and attitude when EDI is implemented. Long-term results have shown improved API score, improved test scores, improved grades, and improved teacher morale. It all starts in the classroom!