You know me... I love a good quote. Unfortunately, I am not sure who it belongs to. I tried using Google, but no luck.
"Teaching is only as good as the learning that takes place."
With that being said, we learned that Quad D moments are experiences integrated into daily practice through short, quick activities. That's just what I wanted to hear; incorporating Quad D into our daily teaching. We also learned that it is instructional activities that raise the level of rigor (thinking) and relevance (application) and are aligned with the Rigor and Relevance Framework. Click on the link to read Emily's post regarding this.
So I'm sitting there thinking, "Give me some examples. I need to see some examples of Quad D moments." Ask and you shall receive... Here are some quick activities to boost the Rigor and Relevance in your classroom:
A few others I liked:
Write to learn
(What If? is my particular favorite because it is so quick and easy to use with everything.)
I consulted my good friend Google to see what I could find on Quad D moments. Google is my friend because it has the answers to EVERYTHING (Well maybe except for the author of that quote. Or maybe it was just me searching the wrong things he he)!! Google is also where I find a large percentage of what I teach in the classroom.
I stumbled upon this video clip which goes into Quad D moments briefly, advertises a resource which I am interested in finding more information on, and gives some examples. Click on the image below to watch the video.
A PINTEREST FIND!!!Still feeding my addiction to Pinterest, I found a poster of the writing conference acronym I posted about the other day. Click here to view that post. It was TAG with a very slight variation. Click on the image below to go to the Pinterest page.