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Dr Annie Holden’s ImpaxSIA Report

In 2016 Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) commissioned Dr Annie Holden of ImpaxSIA Consulting to undertake an interim evaluation of the impacts to date of the implementation of the Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Program (FLRPS).

The growing popularity of Effective Instruction

A summary of Dr Annie Holden’s ImpaxSIA report

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 fact sheet

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 fact sheet

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.

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).

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.

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.

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 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.