The most important thing in Depth and Complexity is asking great questions.
The Depth and Complexity Framework
The Depth and Complexity framework allows you to raise the thinking level of students easily and effectively. It's my favorite tool for busy teachers or homeschoolers.
Here, you will find all you need to know to get started on your own Depth and Complexity journey or learn how to become a Depth and Complexity pro!
If you're a teacher, the book Ian Byrd and I wrote on Depth and Complexity is a must-have. You can find it here.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes we make things worse when trying to make them better? I’ve just recently come across this dynamic in my teaching practice. I share resources for teachers on my little Teachers pay Teachers store. The TpT company has become very concerned with racial justice. That’s a good core value. However, […]
Using the icons of Depth and Complexity without a strong task statement is a mistake. The task statement needs a strong through-line to the element, as well. If you just have an icon and no task statement, or a task statement that has a tenuous connection to the element represented by the icon, that’s a […]
Most people have something they say they’d run back into a burning house for. For some, it’s photos or mementos. For others, it’s something of great monetary value. As a teacher, I have a few pedagogical tools I’d (figuratively) run into a burning house for, and the most precious is the Depth & Complexity framework. […]
I’m going to share a differentiated lesson plan from start to finish. In the article Begin with the Highest Level Learner in Mind I promised that I would share the process, and here it is. I decided to do a 5th grade lesson on landforms. To be more specific, I decided to create a summative […]
Looking for an easy classroom management strategry that A) makes sense and B) empowers students to make good choices and save face? Have I got a freebie for you! My Depth and Complexity Rules Cards are super easy, super effective, and super cheap. Depth & Complexity Rules Cards You may know that I love the […]