Scaffolding Direct Instruction
We often create our lessons to support a gradual release of content to students, but we serve our students best when we also gradually release INM. Break down instruction to provide access and support to all students. Direct instruction is vital for students to truly grasp a skill or concept. However, this piece of the lesson is often too complex for all students to understand. When direct instruction is properly scaffolded, it makes the objective attainable for all, helping the classroom become more rigorous and inclusive.