I’ve been noticing a common misconception about The Big Idea, even from people who are frequent users of depth and complexity…
Depth And Complexity Icons
Here’s the most common mistake I’ve seen in implementing depth and complexity: the “fill in the blanks” worksheet.
Last month, I asked which prompt of Depth and Complexity you’d get rid of. The results were pretty unanimous…
Previously, I wrote about using depth, complexity, and graphic organizers together. But I also want to emphasize that the graphic organizer isn’t a great final product.
Understanding how to move students from abstract to specific and back again is a key to differentiating for the gifted. Reading through a pal’s dissertation gave me a new way of applying this to Depth and Complexity…
Layer the prompts of Depth and Complexity onto any graphic organizer to increase the level of thinking required of your students.
I love the prompts of depth and complexity and the content imperatives. But some teachers are being asked to use eight new prompts that just aren’t as good as the classics.
The Content Imperatives combine with Depth and Complexity and Bloom’s Taxonomy to push students even farther in their thinking.
The prompts of depth and complexity become even more powerful when you combine them into an Iconic Statement!
I often see the prompts of Depth and Complexity used in classrooms, but too frequently they’re applied at a surface level.