researchED is a global educator-led organization with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. The accessible and punchy researchED series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education with clear and succinct language written by experienced educators.
In this Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction, Adam Boxer has edited the definitive overview for educators to know the research on explicit and direct instruction. This Guide can be a lens for educators to think about and evaluate what they are taught in teacher prep and what they are trained in as professionals. With that, educators can apply the research and evidence in their own classroom and school setting.
Foreword by Tom Bennett
Introduction by Adam Boxer
What was Project Follow Through? by Kris Boulton
Explicit teaching by Greg Ashman
Teaching through examples by Tom Needham
Electrolysing Engelmann by Gethyn Jones
Communicating through covertization by Naveen Rizvi
Fading: removing teacher presence in directed teaching by Sarah Cullen
Using Direct Instruction to teach writing: secondary English
by Amy Coombe and Lia Martin
How Direct Instruction can improve affective factors by Sarah Barker
Is this right for my school? by Hannah Stoten
Spirals, strands and revisiting: importance of review and making links in curricular design by Summer Turner
All children can be taught by John Blake
About the editors
Adam Boxer is a teacher of Chemistry at a school in North London and the co-founder of Carousel Learning. Tom Bennett is the founder of researchED and author of the seminal book on classroom behaviour management, Running the Room.