Why I now strike the phrase “have a discussion” from my lesson plans.
These are ideas about which I’ve changed my mind.
Asking kids what they’re interested in should be simple, right? But look online for “interest inventories” and you’ll find multi-page documents with dozens of questions! Let’s keep this simple.
Frames, a graphic organizer often used with the Depth and Complexity framework, have one big trap that I fell into for years.
“I want to challenge my students” is just about the most common goal out there. Unfortunately, I think it’s not quite the right word…
I used to create extension menus, thinking they were an essential tool for differentiation. Overtime, I’ve changed my thinking. Here’s why.
There’s lots of faux-differentiation out there. In this article, I catalog a few anti-patterns: tactics that look like differentiation, but are actually quite the opposite.
Here’s the most common mistake I’ve seen in implementing depth and complexity: the “fill in the blanks” worksheet.