Many school systems require that teachers use a direct instruction approach where core subjects are delivered in front of a small group through lectures. At Method Schools this approach is taken to another level. It not only focuses on grade level subjects, but more importantly focuses on the student's indiviual subject level.
With an average class size of 8, students get more one-on-one instruction, personal attention, and supervision on specific subject areas. Each student receives three 1/2 hour to 1 hour of Targeted Direct Instruction from all core classes per week. Through small class size, lessons are delivered to specific groups with specific needs.
Method's approach through Targeted Direct Instruction gives attention to the common core subjects plus it focuses on the areas of strength and areas of struggle. In other words, students are given lessons based on their grade level, individual learning level, and their test scores. Now that's targeted learning!
During TDI, students are taught in a closed classroom setting where the small group is away from distractions and where it can focus solely on the core subject. Students learn to ask questions, actively participate, and take control of their own learning. It's not only about teaching academics, but also about teaching the skills necessary to learn.