At Time4Writing, our goal is not only to assist students in improving their writing skills; we also want to emphasize the importance of following directions. There are a set of guidelines at the beginning of each course that students are asked to read before they begin. They are directed to copy and paste their assignment instructions on to their individual text boxes so that they can have them in full view while working. Students are expected to follow these directions as closely as possible.
interesting exercise on the importance of following directions...my 5th grade teacher gave us this test and I remember over half the class failed!
View this student essay about The Importance of Following Directions
6th grade Science teacher Erica Bergamini uses the sandwich robot analogy to teach her students the importance of following directions and using specific language during lab notetaking. Students have to direct the sandwich robot (Erica) to make a sandwich, learning along the way that the robot only does what it is commanded to.