YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58K_aikV0YQ (What Should Education Look Like? Clip from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
YouTube video clip from movie Teachers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-s_JHBDcfw
Kindergarten: While Marty spoke of using direct instruction integrated with cooperative learning, Elaine says she has to have direct instruction because the children are to young and have not been exposed to a lot of building blocks like older children would have been. She believes the more you can tie in your senses while using the direct instruction the better off you will be. Once direct instruction has taken place, then students can be broke into small groups to practice.First Grade: Becky uses direct instruction a lot. She did not feel that it is the most important form of instruction of but feels that in her class she has to start out with direct instruction. The older the students gets and the further into the year she goes, she is able to integrate different teaching styles.Second Grade: Shirley feels like you have to use direct instruction especially with the lowest learners in her classroom.Third Grade: Sandy feels that it is critical to teach direct instruction concepts. Once this has been accomplished then you can use cooperative learning. She describes using direct instruction as her foundation then moving towards guided practice, checking for understanding (critical), individual practice, and then assessment. She also felt that direct instruction is valuable when teaching all subjects. When she breaks her class into small groups, this is where she catches those students who have not yet grasped the concept or skill. If a teacher is not using direct instruction then students are losing our on valuable learning and an understanding of concepts. She believes in following up direct instruction with Kagen to keep things from becoming dry.
Direct Instruction - PowerPoint Presentation
Direct Instruction<br /> By: Cindy Davis & Dakota Smith<br />By PresenterMedia.com<br />
Direct Instruction Agenda<br />What is Direct Instruction?<br />Dakota<br />Compare and contrast Direct Instruction with Constructivism<br />Cindy<br />Effectiveness of Direct Instruction / Pros and Cons for this method <br />Dakota<br />Interviews with teachers / How effective Direct Instruction is in their classroom.<br />Cindy<br />
What is Direct Instruction and what are some of its teaching methods?<br />Direct instruction<br /><ul><li>I SEE, WE SEE, YOU SEE-I SAY, WE SAY, YOU SAY</li></ul>Visual aids<br /><ul><li>Video tapes/clips
Limits students ability to use critical thinking skills</li></li></ul><li>
Pros And Cons<br />Why you should or shouldn’t use Direct Instruction.<br />Disadvantages<br />It is based on old learning theories: simple tasks before complex ones, only measurable learning is worthwhile.<br />Students do not have a sense of the overall purpose when it comes to the simple steps. <br />More difficult to access the students’ prior knowledge. <br />Lower retention rate in problem solving.<br />Direct instruction works best in conjunction with other teaching methods.<br />Advantages<br />The teacher has control of the timing of the lesson.<br />Students are physically easy to monitor.<br />The teacher has control over what will be learned and who will learn. <br />The curriculum can be covered so the teacher can say that he/she taught the material. <br />Any information for which there is one right answer can be taught efficiently and honestly by using direct instruction. <br />
High Vs. Low Socioeconomic Income<br /><ul><li>How the Teachers teach is important.
Two different socioeconomic incomes.</li></li></ul><li>Research indicates that direct instruction works better even in other countries for teaching young children, children with disabilities, or children that are learning to speak more than one language.<br />
OTHER LANGUAGES<br />~instructors are able to demonstrate the technique efficiently to students as a combination of instructional components.~ direct instruction in language skills can improve conversational grammar. ~Pre and post test comparisons between groups showed that the Direct instruction group made significantly greater gains than the traditional group on phonological/orthographic measures. <br />
Shirley Carlton</li></ul>Interviews with teachers at SCES<br /><ul><li>Compare and contrast Direct Instruction with Cooperative Learning
Instruction that they personally use in their classroom</li></li></ul><li>Works Cited<br />McVittie, J. http://www.usask.ca/education/coursework/mcvittiej/methods/direct.html (accessed 9/16/2010). “What Should Education Look Like?” [Video webcast]. Retrieved September 16, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58K_aikV0YQ Lucks, Rachel. "18.104.22.168." 12/16/1999.http://ematusov.soe.udel.edu/final.paper.pub/_pwfsfp/0000017b.htm (accessed 9/16/2010). Granshow, Leonore. "Effects of Direct Instruction in Spanish Phonology on the Native- Language Skills and Foreign-Language Aptitude of At-Risk Foreign-Language LearnersJournal of learning disabillities 28. 2 (1995), 107-120, http://ldx.sagepub.com/content/28/2/107.abstract. (accessed September 17,2010). Durhan, Elva. "Reading Curriculum for Beginning Hispanic Bilingual Children Based on Direct InstructionEducation Resource Information Center 28. 2 (1980), 51, http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICEx tSearch_SearchValue_0=ED191623&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno =ED191623. (accessed September 27, 2010).“Nick Nolte (Teachers 1983)” [Video Clip]. Retrieved September 18, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-s_JHBDcfw <br />