Give me a D

Several years ago, my oldest child’s graduation from college was preceded by the following conversation several days prior to the big day:

Rigor and Relevance Framework

Child: I finally finished my last college course and will be graduating!

Me: That is great. How did the class go?

Child: Got a D. Yeah, but you know what they say? D is for diploma!

Me: #sigh

Traditionally, a grade of D is nothing to brag about. It reflects minimal effort at best.

But there are times when a D really is a great thing such as when the D refers to QUADRANT D of the Rigor and Relevance Framework. In that case, I will take this D any day of the week!

Quadrant D terms


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About barbarawmadden

I began teaching in 1981, but after a few years decided staying home with my children was what was best for my family. After almost 20 years raising four children, I returned to the classroom in 2005.

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