4. How would I
most effectively post an E.Q. in a classroom where I am teaching
multiple grade levels, or where I travel? Additionally, explain
one more time, the difference between an E.Q., an L.E.Q. and a Key
When teaching multiple subjects, you most likely will want to designate
a specific place within the classroom to post the E.Q. for each
subject. In that way, the students will always know precisely where
to look for the question.
If you are teaching different grade levels (as most
everyone does), you will quickly see the benefits to thematic unit
planning. You might have the unit E.Q. for everyone, with a separate
Lesson E.Q. for the students doing differentiated activities at
their individual grade level. Or, have everyone within the same
L.E.Q. and modify their activities to be appropriate for them. With
either approach, everyone is working within the same unit on the
same things, but at their own grade or ability level.
If you travel, we suggest you utilize “Post-It” flip
chart paper to take your E.Q. “on the road.”
Remember, an E.Q. is the broad learning that covers
the unit (that's why we represent it with an umbrella). An L.E.Q.
relates to an individual lesson within the unit and there will likely
be several of them. A Key Question is a question within the lesson
that breaks the learning down to an even more basic level. Think
of their relationship like an outline:
I. = E.Q.