The E5 Instructional Model is a framework for purposeful teaching and describes the interactions that take place within a classroom between the teacher, the student and the content using five descriptors – Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.

The instructional model is inextricably linked to teacher knowledge base, thoughtful curriculum planning, the development of a responsive learning environment, positive relationships, and teacher reflection and collaboration. It is designed to support teachers in engaging in purposeful teaching.

The model provides a common language for professional learning teams and teacher triads to describe and discuss quality instruction. It supports them in defining and developing their knowledge around high quality instruction, thereby enhancing teacher capacity to improve student learning.