If you approach your teaching with the care you took to write this post your students will have no problem. I think those two categories of teachers are a state every teacher moves between at different times./
Some content, those is more well defined domains often work with direct instruction. Seems these domains of knowledge also draw people with worldviews that knowledge can be defined by observable rules.
A mini lesson is a tool to introduce, model, and provide practice of specific skills. We often use graphic organizers like you discuss #edu307