Leahy Discusses Direct Instruction and Its Proven Effectiveness

A government-funded, seven-year study released in 1977 looked at 15 different methods of teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. The study found that fourteen of them didn’t do so well. But one of them did spectacularly well in terms of its effectiveness. That method is called, Direct Instruction. 

“There was only one system that had dramatic improvements and was by far the most effective,” said Leahy on Monday morning’s Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

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Star News Education Foundation Executive Director Kent Misegades Explains Thales Academy’s ‘Direct Instruction’ Methodology

Misegades discussed the methodology of direct instruction, what it offered children, and how it motivated him to become part of the Thales Academy mission. At the top of the second segment, he described the history and the growth of Thales Academy from 2007 and why parents should consider enrolling their children.

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