Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)
"The most important factor in student learning is the teacher in front of the classroom."
Ms. Freitas carefully introduces her 5th grade students to a new math concept. She sucessfully uses EDI. Print off the lesson materials and watch the interaction between her students using "pair share". As you work on each segment, take notes about your thinking. "How can I apply EDI for my instruction?" The lesson may seem long, but Ms. Freitas explains that it became "second nature" as she practiced EDI daily. Most important, watch and hear the learning from her students and notice when the independent practice happens!