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Fourth Installment of Video Series on Engelmann's Writings Released

The final part of a four part video companion to the NIFDI Press text Engelmann's Direct Instruction: Selected Writings from the Past Half Century has just been released on the NIFDI website. In this one hour video, Zig Engelmann and interviewer Evan Haney discuss the fourth section of the book, "Responding to Criticisms and Roadblocks." Engelmann comments on the highlights of each of the five papers, selected from his writings ranging from 1999 to 2010. Included are a response to the High/Scope Preschool study, a commentary on the pitfalls of calling a program research-based without actually doing research on the program and a critique of the Common Core State Standards for Math. View the videos here, and pick up a copy of the book here.

2017 National Direct Instruction Conference Keynotes Available Online

A video of Siegfried Engelmann and Robert Pondiscio's keynotes are posted for viewing on YouTube or accessed through the NIFDI website.

In his opening, Zig spoke about maximizing student success in DI programs and the importance of training and practice.

Robert Pondiscio, writer and speaker on education issues, spoke on the lack of education policy makers attention to the importance of curriculum. Pondiscio cautioned that student performance outcomes are frequently measured without consideration of what is actually going on in classrooms in terms of instruction.

Each keynote is about 30 minutes in length and well worth the time investment.

Third Installment of Video Series on Engelmann's Writings Released

The third part of a four part video companion to the NIFDI Press text Engelmann's Direct Instruction: Selected Writings from the Past Half Century has just been released on the NIFDI website. In this one hour video, Zig Engelmann and interviewer Evan Haney discuss the third section of the book, "Promoting Reform and Change in Education." Engelmann comments on the highlights of each of the 7 papers, selected from his writings ranging from 1982 to 2013. The final installment of the series will be released next month. To view this third installment (as well as the first two), click here. To order the book, click here

Second Installment of Video Series on Engelmann's Writings Released

The second part of a four part video companion to the NIFDI Press text Engelmann's Direct Instruction: Selected Writings from the Past Half Century has just been released on the NIFDI website. In this one hour video, Zig Engelmann and interviewer Evan Haney discuss the second section of the book, "Developing Effective Curricular Material." Engelmann comments on the highlights of each of the seven papers, selected from his writings ranging from 1966 to 1996. Topics range from teaching absolute pitch to teaching oral language skills to the deaf. 

We will release the balance of the interviews over the next 2 months. To view this second installment, click here. To order the book, click here.  

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