We invite you to view this sample Wheel Design on how to use the 4MAT Learning Process to teach The Constitutional Convention.
The Concept for this wheel was Compromise, which sets the stage for a great experiential connect activity that helps students see how this relates to their own experience.
Want to view the full 4MAT Wheel? You can download it here.
The Balanced Instruction ScoreCard
Here is a simple worksheet to assess if your teaching is traveling full circle and addressing the 4 Quadrants of Learning in the 4MAT Learning Cycle.
Check off those you are doing well to assess the range of teaching methods.
Quadrant One Score ________
- Begin by building on what they already know.
- Make it an experience.
- Get them to share their personal stories and perceptions.
Quadrant Two Score ________
- Teach the overarching ideas.
- Explore relationships between big ideas.
- Synthesize as well as analyze.
Quadrant Four Score __________
- Have multiple options to show mastery.
- Require new questions as part of the learning results.
- Use rubrics that students know ahead of time.
- Have students evaluate the use of learning in their own lives.
Quadrant Three Score ________
- Make your practice require knowledge.
- Differentiate practice, providing multiple methods for students to demonstrate understanding.
- Use open-ended problem solving.