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Are you teaching full circle?

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. Q1-1

Quadrant One Score ________          

  • Begin by building on what they already know.                              
  • Make it an experience.
  • Get them to share their personal stories and perceptions.

 

Q2

Quadrant Two Score ________

  • Teach the overarching ideas.    
  • Explore relationships between big ideas.
  • Synthesize as well as analyze.

 

 

Quadrant Four Score __________   Qadrant4

  • 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 ________       Q3

  • Make your practice require knowledge.                                        
  • Differentiate practice, providing multiple methods for students to demonstrate understanding.
  • Use open-ended problem solving.