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Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction



Dr. Anita Archer covers the big ideas in explicit instruction in these short video segments about the Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction.

Perfect to View During Staff Meetings!

Use these engaging four- to seven-minute video presentations for quick inservice opportunities during staff, grade level, or departmental meetings. Staff can watch a segment, then take 10–15 minutes to discuss the golden principle and how it applies in their classrooms.

Topics include:

  • Introduction
    •  Explicit Instruction

    •  Anticipate & Remove
    •  Assumicide
    •  What You Expect = What You Get

    •  A Quick Review of Teaching
    •  Concepts & Vocabulary
    •  Practice, Practice, Practice

    Delivery of Instruction
    •  Up on Your Feet
    •  Avoid Voids
    •  Pace of the Lesson
    •  Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport

    •  Passion & Compassion

Available in DVD and BLUE-RAY format.

Twelve Inservice Sessions

Title Run Time
Introduction—Explicit Instruction 3:40
Anticipate & Remove 6:09
Assumicide 5:46
What You Expect = What You Get 7:45
A Quick Review of Teaching 5:16
Concepts & Vocabulary 3:56
Practice, Practice, Practice 6:05
Up On Your Feet 6:17
Avoid Voids 6:16
Pace of the Lesson 6:31
Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport 6:38
Passion & Compassion 7:02


Golden Principles downloads:


For Grades:
  978-1-59909-058-0 (DVD)
           978-1-59909-059-7 (Blu-ray)
Publication Date:
  1 DVD or Blu-ray Disc with 12 short video segments
Product ID:
  058-0 (DVD), 059-7 (Blu-ray)
  Anita Archer
Price: $50.00

Anita Archer, Ph.D.

Dr. Anita Archer


Anita L. Archer is an educational consultant to school districts on explicit instruction, the design and delivery of instruction, behavior management, and literacy instruction.

Over the course of her 40-year career, Dr. Archer has taught elementary and middle school students and has served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon. She is nationally recognized for her professional development activities, having presented workshops and seminars in every state.

Dr. Archer is coauthor, with Dr. Mary Gleason, of numerous curriculum materials addressing reading, writing, and study skills. She is the recipient of ten awards honoring her excellence in teaching and her contributions to the field of education.

Dr. Archer will present a free webinar, Making It Stick: Planning for Retention, on Friday, October 9, at 1 pm PT (2 pm MT, 3pm CT, 4 pm ET). Register here.


Dr. Archer is a master teacher who understands both the art and science of teaching. She beautifully models the active engagement she advocates teachers use through both video demonstration in real classrooms and through her own trainings. She has been the single most influential teacher in my work as a trainer of teachers, and I feel fortunate to work with such an inspirational, skilled, and passionate colleague.

—Amanda Sanford,
Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Portland State University