Clear Teaching: With Direct instruction · Englemann · Shephard Barbash

Clear teaching, Part II

Chapter I: Radical Optimist The creator of the ‘Direct Instruction’ is Sig Engelmann and it’s not for nothing that Chapter I of Barbash’s book is titled ‘Radical Optimist’. In it, he describes Englemann as believing ‘that the mind of every child, even the least impressive, is an incredible thinking machine gifted with extraordinary powers’ (p.9).… Continue reading Clear teaching, Part II