Teaching & Learning Strategies, Concepts, and Terms That Every Teacher Must Know: Letter Q
To be considered a competent educator, there are almost 2000 strategies, concepts, and terms that you must know. However, since teachers wear so many hats, who has the time to learn them all? Don’t worry; we have you covered. In this series, we will discuss all the teaching and learning strategies, concepts, and terms that you need to know to be considered an effective educator. There are over 70 articles in this series, so pace yourself. We recommend reading one piece per weekday, which will allow you to complete the series in three to four months. We hope you enjoy it.
QAIT Model A teaching framework that emphasizes specific elements that teachers have direct control over quality, appropriateness, incentive, and time.
Qualitative Analysis In IRIs, an examination into the type of signals that a reader mistakenly makes to discover a pattern as well as to ascertain whether the mistaken cues impact the meaning of the text.
Quality Contexts A broad concept that covers instructional settings, resources, approaches, and tasks.
Quantitative Analysis An examination of the number of errors that a reader makes without considering the type of error or impact on meaning.
Question-Answer Relationships (QARs) A reading technique which aims to help students determine the difference between questions with answers that can be found directly in the text (“right there”), questions with answers that can be found in the text but require synthesizing information (“putting it together”), and questions that require the reader to use prior knowledge to find the answers (“on my own”).
Question-Answer Relationships A teaching idea proposed by Raphael that assists students with self-questioning. There are two basic information sources: prior knowledge and the text they are reading. Within each of the information sources, students will find question-answer relationships that help them to develop their self-questioning abilities and focus on the information sources necessary to answer the question. This technique can be used when reading both narrative and expository text.
Quickwrites An informal writing technique which can help ascertain students’ prior knowledge of specific topics, monitor comprehension, or summarize newly acquired knowledge. Students write what they know about a specific topic, which can then be used to determine a starting point for teaching, to evaluate student learning, and to plan future lessons.
Quiet Crisis The crisis of gifted students under-achieving their potential.
QuIP (Questions into Paragraphs) A reading comprehension strategy that provides a guide to start researching, structuring a writing project, and summarizing information.
Quiz Quizzes are a type of assessment that consists of questions based on previous lessons. They are easy to create, administer, and score and show clear results about a student’s acquisition of knowledge. These assessments encourage students to pay attention and keep up with homework so that they will be prepared for upcoming quizzes.
Quota System A system in which acceptance to a program is made to a fixed percentage of applicants from each cultural group in the populated based on their representation in the school or district and without regard to comparative test scores or grades.