Lott, E., Pukl, D., & Miller, T. (2018, July 12). How to Avoid the Direct Instruction Time Trap. Retrieved September 27, 2018

There’s not enough time! “How am I going to cover all the content AND give my students the help they need?” These concerns are common to the coaching conversations I have with teachers who want innovative ways to structure instruction that balances teacher direction and student ownership. Because I believe that effective teachers are not the sole owners of learning in the classroom, I aim to help teachers solve the specific challenge of balancing time for direct instruction/whole group learning and time for small group, individualized, or student-driven learning. Two teachers I coached this year particularly demonstrate what this challenge looks like in the classroom, and the thoughtful solutions that teachers can apply.

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