How do students get instruction in independent study?
It should be understood that there is no regular direct instruction in independent study. The teacher acts as a facilitator. They rely upon the student being able to read and understand directions, make correlations and apply information. The teacher will assist and coach, but does not give a lesson before the student begins an assignment. If students need assistance, they must be able to explain what it is they do not understand. If a student needs direct instruction, then distance learning might be a better option. Some direct instruction is provided in math, science and world language, centered around lab experiences and moving beyond difficult concepts (this instruction is given on a weekly basis, not daily).