Academic standards call for increased rigour, but simply raising
complexity is not enough. Students must also take responsibility for their own
learning. They need to be able to determine which
content is critical, why it is
important, how it connects to their
existing knowledge and when it will
inform their future learning.
Identifying Critical Content: Classroom
Techniques to Help Students Know What is Important explores explicit techniques mastering a
crucial strategy of instructional practice: teaching students the skill of
identifying critical content. It includes:
The Essentials for Achieving Rigour 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 classroom.