In Moving Beyond Quadrant A, Bernadette Lambert skillfully elucidates the Rigor/Relevance Framework(R) and corresponding Rigor, Relevance, and Engagement Rubrics in terms you've likely t considered, but well kw. By thinking of these cornerstones of effective instruction as familiar concepts you use regularly in your day-to-day life, you will find yourself effortlessly modeling rigor and relevance for your students. You will naturally begin to invite them to be active, engaged agents in their education. All it takes is a simple perspective shift, one that moves you beyond Quad A of the Framework and into a Quad D attitude, which Lambert guides you through with interest and ease.Moving Beyond Quadrant A is tedious academic text. Lambert weaves in history, cultural references, academic research, and observations from her decades as a teacher and coach in the classroom. She takes care to ensure you have fun as you become a student of the Rigor/Relevance Framework and Rubrics, providing strategic instructional tactics to boot. For those seeking to gain control of their classrooms, t simply collect yet more Band-Aid techniques to cover over the same old problems, Lambert reminds you that all you have to do is get started. You will find the motivation to do just that in Lambert's inspiring words.
Bernadette Lambert serves as a literacy consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education. She also teams with various districts and schools in the Southeast designing units and lessons that engage and accelerate learners. Her presentations highlight practical and effective instructional strategies. Her experiences as a former middle school teacher and a K-12 district-level literacy coach guide her as she recommends and models deliberate and differentiated instruction to increase academic vocabulary use, weave writing across the curriculum, and support independent purposeful reading. She lives in metropolitan Atlanta.