The Engelmann Foundation is dedicated to continuing the legacy of the late Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann through the support, promotion and development of educators around the world implementing Direct Instruction with their students.
The philosophy behind our approach is simple. We say, in effect, “Kid, it doesn’t matter how miserable your environment has failed you. We will not fail you. We will take you where you are, and we’ll teach you. And the extent to which we fail is our failure, not yours. We will not cop out by saying, ‘He can’t learn.’ Rather, we will say, ‘I failed to teach him. So I better take a good look at what I did and try to figure out a better way.'"