CIBRS VIDEOS: What is Effective Instruction?


This set of 6 modules provides a complete overview of the logic and research behind the foundations of effective instruction. There is a science of teaching and these modules both alert the viewer to this science and provide examples to demonstrate. Each module includes discussion questions and activities for use with group study.

Learning Setup

This module describes how teacher can arrange an environment to maximize learning. The physical arrangement of the classroom, consistent rules and routines, and even the breakdown of lesson components are all under the control of the teacher and can be designed in ways to encourage success.
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Opening a Lesson

When the teacher introduces a new lesson to students it is important that there be connections to anchor new learning to students’ real lives and their prior learning. This module provides steps for effective lesson introductions.
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Delivering Instruction

When the teacher introduces a new lesson to students it is important that there be connections to anchor new learning to students’ real lives and their prior learning. This module provides steps for effective lesson introductions.
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Engagement and Feedback

Consider that the more opportunities students have to engage during instruction, the more opportunities there will be to provide feedback. This module stresses the importance of teacher strategies that positively engage students in the curriculum, producing the success that allows for high rates of positive feedback.
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Practice

Fluency is critical if we hope for students to continue using their new skills over time and when they are no longer under supervision of teachers. It is well known that repetition builds fluency – and practice is how we help students to get the necessary repetitions. This module provides examples of how practice spaces small amount of positive repetitions to maximize student success.
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Facilitating Independence

This module addresses specific considerations and practices that teachers in which teachers can engage to maximize the probability of independence. The goal is for the student to master the skill, have confidence in his or her ability to use it successfully, and to use it as necessary throughout life
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