The Content Imperatives combine with Depth and Complexity and Bloom’s Taxonomy to push students even farther in their thinking.
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These eleven thinking tools will give your students practical ways to think more deeply about a topic.
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.
Layer the prompts of Depth and Complexity onto any graphic organizer to increase the level of thinking required of your students.
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…
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.
Last month, I asked which prompt of Depth and Complexity you’d get rid of. The results were pretty unanimous…
Here’s the most common mistake I’ve seen in implementing depth and complexity: the “fill in the blanks” worksheet.
I’ve been noticing a common misconception about The Big Idea, even from people who are frequent users of depth and complexity…
Of all the prompts of depth and complexity, “ethics” is my favorite. It instantly highlights controversy, grey areas, and takes students deeper into any content area. It can seem, on the surface, to be least applicable to math. But here’s the problem: we’re often stuck thinking about math as practicing problems over and over. To […]
If you’re introducing the depth and complexity thinking tools for the first time to your students, carefully consider how much you offer at once. Here is a sequence that I like for getting students comfortable a couple prompts at a time.