Explore examples of 4D Learning in Early Learning, Middle Learning and Upper Learning. Students are actively engaged in lessons and experiences that lead to deeper understanding. In each experience, note the role of the student and the teacher. Who is doing most of the talking, thinking, and experiencing?
Math concepts can be difficult to teach because they do not always seem relevant to the students. But, by engaging the students in estimating the number of real objects in their school, a student can quickly cross the threshold, begin to grasp the concept, and find relevancy in their activity.
Mr. Crosby finds engagement, relevance, and active thinking through creating a game around important math concepts and mechanics. Fraction Football allows students to practice important math skils by awarding accuracy and fraction and decimal conversions. Who is doing all of the work in this learning experience?
Students look at the image quietly for 5 minutes and write down 10 words or phrases about any aspect of the picture. Then they repeat the same process again, and list 10 more words or phrases.Then, in small groups, students combine their lists onto a large poster, visible to the entire class. Commonalities are highlighted, as well as outliers.