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Good to Great Schools Australia – About Us
About Direct Instruction

A 30-page PDF information booklet about Direct Instruction.

Effective Instruction – The keystone to school reform

Education policy position of Good to Great Schools Australia in Effective Instruction: The keystone to school reform.

Direct Instruction Factsheet

Good to Great Schools Australia supports schools to deliver the Direct Instruction (DI) program which combines explicit instruction pedagogy with a comprehensive curriculum, student assessment and scripted lessons.

Explicit Direct Instruction Factsheet

Good to Great Schools Australia delivers Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI), which uses well-crafted, well taught lessons to assist teachers to deliver effective instruction that significantly lifts student achievement.

Comparing DI and EDI

This document compares the approaches of DI and EDI in curriculum and lesson design, lesson delivery, assessment and student groupings.

Direct Instruction – What it means for parents

Our vision at Good to Great Schools Australia is ‘Great Teachers delivering effective instruction and every child reaching their full potential’. Direct Instruction (DI) helps schools deliver this vision as it ensures students learn faster, more efficiently and more effectively.

Direct Instruction – What it means for teaching assistants

This factsheet highlights the comprehensive support to successfully implement DI for teaching assistants.

Direct Instruction – A Primary Teacher’s perspective

This case study runs through Miss Evans’ day, from getting prepared before school to ensure she is ready to teach ‘bell-to-bell’, to delivering various DI sessions throughout the day that include the curriculum subjects such as Maths, Reading, Writing and Spelling.

Direct Instruction – A Foundation Teacher’s perspective

This case study runs through Miss Hoek’s day, at the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy’s Coen Campus.

Direct Instruction: A Principal’s perspective

Within ‘Direct Instruction: A Principal’s perspective’ we take a look at a typical day for one of our principals.
At the time of writing, Finn Buckley was a principal of Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy’s Hope Vale Campus.

Managing Behaviour

The successful implementation of Direct Instruction requires effective behaviour management. The program that Good to Great Schools Australia supports is based on Positive Behaviour Interventions and Support (PBIS).

Explicit Direct Instruction: What it means for parents

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) gives teachers a step-by-step guide to creating and delivering effective lessons that maximise student learning across all areas of the Australian Curriculum in primary and secondary schools.

Teacher Talk Newsletter

An update from Good to Great Schools Australia, the great work of our teachers and students in our schools.

Every Child Newsletter volume 3

An update from Good to Great Schools Australia, the great work of our teachers and students in our schools.

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