Chelsea PS 'signature pedagogy' of explicit instruction - an approach that involves teachers clearly showing students what to do and how to do it, rather than asking students to discover or construct information for themselves. Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) encompasses research-based instructional practices explored by cognitive and educational researchers. Explicit instruction is characterised by carefully planned and sequenced lessons, clear and detailed instructions and modelling, and frequent and systematic monitoring of student progress and feedback to students.
Examples of engagement norms include:
CPS Explicit Teaching Model
The aspect of Lesson
Review concepts and skills of previous lessons and build automaticity.
Learning Objective (WALT)
Made clear to student
Activate Prior Knowledge
Use something students are familiar with to link to new knowledge.
Concept, Rule or Content taught. Examples and non-examples are used to highlight.
Model the process to students.
Practice with students
Make links to the real world or future learning.
Students prove to the teacher with a worked example or question, they are ready for independent practice.
80% of the class should demonstrate they are ready for independent Practice.