Engaging in Cognitively Complex Tasks

Engaging in Cognitively Complex Tasks

Classroom Techniques to Help Students Generate & Test Hypotheses Across Disciplines

Deana Senn, Robert J. Marzano

Provides explicit steps, examples, and adaptations to teach students how to investigate, experiment, solve problems, and deepen their understanding of content.
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Academic standards call for increased rigor, but simply raising complexity is not enough. Students must also know how to investigate, experiment, solve problems, and deepen their understanding of the content. They need to be able to apply their learning to authentic, reality-based situations. Engaging in Cognitively Complex Tasks: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Generate & Test Hypotheses Across Disciplines explores explicit techniques for mastering a crucial strategy of instructional practice: teaching students to generate and test hypotheses. It includes:

  • Explicit steps for implementation
  • Recommendations for monitoring if students are able to generate and test hypotheses
  • Adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning
  • Examples and nonexamples from classroom practice
  • Common mistakes and ways to avoid them

The Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction. Put it to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in your own classroom.

Product Code: BPP140010
ISBN: 9781941112090 | 05/04/15
Publisher: LSI

Reviews

“I’m an elementary school teacher, and I can tell you that the techniques in Engaging in Cognitively Complex Tasks certainly work in K–4 classrooms. Following the clear organization of the book, I had no problem writing my lesson plan and I can’t wait to implement it. My teaching will be better as a result of reading this book.”

—Meg Strnat, 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year Finalist

Engaging in Cognitively Complex Tasks provides educators with the opportunity to get students to think deeply about real-world problems. It permits teachers to teach their students to generate their own questions, allowing them to have ownership of their learning.”

—Melissa S. Collins, 2014 West Tennessee Teacher of the Year

“I heartily recommend this book. I have found the various strategies useful even in my early attempts to implement them.”

—Jon Parrott, 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year finalist

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