Directive Teaching

Having seen the negative effects of directive teaching, as well as gone to a predominantly non-directive teacher school, my teaching style is greatly non-directive. I am a full believer in the individual student to think for themselves instead of being spoon-fed. However, recently, a parent had suggested i take a more directive approach with their child -and being that parents know their child best... i decided to look into directive teaching, and found this lovely resource that somewhat demystifies my negative feelings towards it.

In a nutshell:
1. Be Adaptive
2. Focus on Concepts and Principles
3. Take into Consideration the Student's Individual Learning Profile
4.Collaborate with Other Content Area Teachers

"...providing direct, individualized instruction helps make the most of a student’s cognitive resources"

Resource: 4 Teaching Tips for More Effective Direct Instruction