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Direct Instruction for Academic Content and Non-Cognitive Skills

Whole class instruction to promote habits of success and mindsets


Teachers use whole-group instruction to address skills needed for all students. This approach is used for the first two units of the year, which provides a guided release approach for self-directed learning, with explicit modeling of expectations and procedures. Additional whole-group instruction is focused primarily on non-cognitive skills, like building ownership and culture, and for new academic content that needs to be introduced to the entire class.

Strategy Resources

LPS Class Example: Exam Reflection Template

LPS uses a template to help students reflect after taking an assessment. Learn More

Large Group Instruction at LPS Richmond

Sophia Thomas, teacher, explains how and when she uses large group instruction to support students.Transcript... Learn More