Welcome to the National Institute for Direct Instruction

The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) is the world's foremost Direct Instruction (DI) support provider. This website provides information and resources for administrators, teachers and parents to help them maximize student achievement through DI. The website also contains information on DI's extensive and broad research base, including a searchable database of more than two hundred article summaries.

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SE Engelmann

In Memory of Siegfried "Zig" Engelmann

Memorial to Siegfried Engelmann’s Professional Life and Contributions


Tributes and additional information about Siegfried Engelmann