Summarizing research from theorists such as Robert J. Marzano and Daniel Goleman, this revised volume helps educators understand and utilize brain research to build high-achievement classrooms.
Chapter 4: Strategies for Brain-Compatible Classrooms
Strategies for Brain-Compatible Classrooms
The Four-Corner Framework
The origin of the four-corner framework is found in an earlier publication, Patterns for Thinking, Patterns for Transfer (Fogarty & Bellanca, 1993). Based on Brandt's (1988) editorial, the idea of teaching for, of, and about thinking emerged. Fogarty and Bellanca thought a fourth element was essential and added the idea of teaching with thinking. Thus, the four-corner framework of teaching for, of, with, and about thinking evolved (see Figure 4.1). These four elements are held to be essential to the thoughtful classroom, to the classroom that requires [Page 49]rigor and vigor in thinking, to the classroom that values cognitive and cooperative structures for increasing student achievement and fostering high self-esteem, and to the standards-based classroom that ...