There have been several new instructional practices added to the Verbum Dei High School repertoire this year – all of which focused on improving student academic success.
Among these new practices is the implementation of the Instructional Framework. This framework will ensure that every teacher in every classroom will incorporate Learning Targets, Direct and Indirect Instruction, as well as the use of Summarizers at the end of each lesson. Students benefit by first by being made aware of what they will be learning. When students are told what they are about to learn, they are more receptive to the instruction they are about to receive. The Instructional Framework also benefits students by requiring teachers to create lessons that allow students to engage with the subject matter rather than be passive receivers of content. Finally, studies show that students who are allowed a few minutes at the end of the class to summarize the information they have learned will retain more of that information than if they had not summarized it.
I encourage you to take a look at the Instruction Framework yourselves to see what teachers and students have been up to in their classroom this year!
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