At Yarralinka Primary School we believe that the instructional practices used by all of our staff needs to be based on designing well-crafted lessons that explicitly content to all students. This is why the school has adopted a common framework for lessons based on Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI). Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is a strategic collection of research-based instructional practices. These strategies help teachers deliver well-crafted lessons that explicitly teach year-level content to all students the first time a concept is taught. EDI is an approach that successfully improves learning for all students.
We use the Engagement Norms, TAPPLE to check for understanding, design lessons and programs using a consistent instructional framework, and provide effective feedback that is differentiated based on student responses.
At Yarralinka PS we implement a whole-school approach to lesson delivery called the "Yarralinka Lesson Model" (YLM). The YLM embeds the use of EDI instructional lesson components. These elements are:
* Daily Reviews- Opportunity for students to recite, recall and apply knowledge that has been taught previously to assist in transferring knowledge to their long-term memory.
* Learning objective & success criteria- Focus statement describing the skill and concept for the lesson.
* Activate prior knowledge- Quick review of a skill/ experience with a statement about how it's relevant to the learning objective.
* Conceptual development- Define concept and provide labelled examples. Use a variety of methods to model the concept.
* Skilled development & guided practice- Teacher completes a problem followed by students completing matching problems.
* Relevance- Explain personal/ academic/ real-life reasons on why the lesson is important.
* Closure- Closure of lesson where students prove that they have learned the content they were just taught.
* Independent practice- Students practise the concept.