Direct Instruction Article Rated Most Popular at Education Next Blog Site

Education Next recently announced their top 10 blogs as determined by their readership. The top article, written by Robert Pondiscio in February, 2018 was Meta-Analysis Confirms Effectiveness of an Old School Approach: Direct Instruction. The article details the findings of Jean Stockard and Tim White's review of over five hundred articles, dissertations, and research studies on Direct Instruction. It documents a half-century of "strong positive results" for a curriculum regardless of school, setting, grade, student poverty status, race, and ethnicity, and across subjects and grades. To read Pondiscio's take on Direct Instruction and why it is the Rodney Dangerfield of education, click here.