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Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) : The Power of the Well-Crafted, Well-Taught Lesson - John R. Hollingsworth

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)

The Power of the Well-Crafted, Well-Taught Lesson

Paperback Published: 1st November 2017
ISBN: 9781506337517
Number Of Pages: 248

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The researchers and trainers at DataWORKS have a vision for all classrooms: All students successfully taught grade level work every day. Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is the book that shows teachers exactly how to do that. EDI is based on educational theory, brain research, and data analysis of more than 2 million assignments from 48,000 teachers, 25,000 classroom observations, and surveys of more than half a million educational stakeholders. Presented in book form here for the first time, authors Hollingsworth and Ybarra give teachers and instructional planners a step-by-step implementation guide to EDI.

Written in an entertaining, teacher friendly, easy to read style with classroom examples, boxed features, and detailed sample lessons, the book covers checking for understanding, lesson objectives, activating prior knowledge, concept and skills development, guided practice, and much more. EDI is appropriate for ALL learners in inclusive and diverse classrooms. It has demonstrated very high success rates, and teachers who use EDI discover that it puts the fun back in teaching when it enables their students to say "I can do it."

Industry Reviews

"I flagged page after page. I had been a classroom teacher for ten years and was unaware of many of the EDI strategies.

-- Peter Whitmore, Collaborative Coach

"Before EDI, our school was a ship adrift at sea with everyone rowing in different directions. EDI has provided us with a framework for instruction and a common language that allowed us to all row in the same direction. By doing so, we exited program improvement within the first two years of implementation, after having been in sanctions for the previous ten years. Additionally, using the framework and common language of EDI we were named a 2015 honor roll school by the Educational Results Partnership."

-- Benjamin Luis, Principal

"Gansevoort was one of the first schools in our district to get off the focus list. I attribute a lot of that to the EDI strategies."

-- Kathy A. Bragan, Director of Support Services

"Once teachers experienced EDI, they saw the value. Many teachers have told me they can't remember how they taught before."

-- Dr. Wesley Severs, Principal

"EDI makes students accountable. They see now that school is a place to work and learn and play, and they love it. Because even though it is hard, they are doing well."

-- Trudy Cox, School Instructional Coach

"Fast-paced, interactive, and highly useful! Thanks!"

-- Tami Francis, Vice Principal

"This was so practical, informative, and inspiring! I loved the modeling and being able to see how to do this kind of teaching. So much to love!"

-- Brielyn Flones, 8th Grade ELD Teacher

"Thank you for giving us real strategies that I can take to my classroom and use right away!"

-- Darla MacDonald, 2nd Grade Teacher

"EDI keeps students engaged throughout the lesson! It gives students the opportunity to speak and listen to each other during the lesson. Students discuss vocabulary and read aloud during EDI which gives them practice in Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing. Students do all the work during a lesson! Pair-Share is a great strategy to help English Learners with speaking and practicing the vocabulary!"

-- Yvette Mezzanatto, 5th Grade Teacher

"EDI training has helped our teachers develop lessons that are more rigorous and engaging for our English Language Learners."

-- Fidelina Saso, Assistant Superintendent

"One of our specialties is research on instruction and training. In both K-12 education and in higher education, we find that the features of the DataWORKS program fit all of the research that we think is the best evidence right now. You owe it to yourself and to your students to at least give it a try."

-- Dr. Richard Clark, Director of the Center for Cognitive Technology

"I would like all teachers in our district to be exposed to DataWORKS. Only then will there be systemic change for our students."


-- Gloria Evosevich, Principal

"Students in an EDI classroom share the teaching responsibilities. They eagerly participate during Pair-Share and remind the teacher if s/he has forgotten "their time." It is a very non-threatening environment and students are prepared for success."


-- Katey Hoehn, Retired K-8 Administrator

"EDI totally transformed my teaching of both children and adults. It is research-based, easy to use, and rewarding for both the teacher and the students. Most importantly, it works!"

-- Dr. Christopher J. Quinn, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Education

"EDI is a difference maker for all students. High achievers are given the opportunity to explore the curriculum in depth and at the highest level. Challenged students are provided scaffolds and support so they can access what is being taught."

-- Allan Waterman, Retired Principal
"EDI and the DataWORKS model of school improvement made a dramatic impact on classroom instruction in the schools of South Carolina. The delivery of instruction using this program provided clarity and a focus in addressing state standards and the learning environment in classrooms."
-- Danny Shaw, Past President

"What is the best way to teach students? The answer is Explicit Direct Instruction. I am a retired principal, director, and adjunct professor in California. I have been using the model of EDI published by DataWORKS for the past 10 years. I have taught it to teachers and future administrators. I have also used it in teaching my own adult students."

-- Alice Rodriguez, Ed.D.

1. Students Say, 'I Can Do It!"2. Are Some Approaches Better Than Others?3. Good Instruction is Always Good Instruction4. Creating Engaged Students5. Is Everyone Learning?6. Everyone Learns7. Establishing What Is Going to Be Taught8. Connecting to What Students Already Know9. These Are the Big Ideas10. I'll Work a Problem First11. This Is Important to Learn12. Making One Final Check13. Planning for Success14. Having Students Work by Themselves15. Creating Well-Crafted Lessons16. Looking at All the Components 

ISBN: 9781506337517
ISBN-10: 1506337511
Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st November 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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