Raising the Rigor

Raising the Rigor

Effective Questioning Strategies and Techniques for the Classroom

By: Eileen Depka

Choose the right strategies and instructional practices to best help students expand their knowledge and skills.

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Raising the Rigor

This book shares instructional practices that educators can use to respond to students’ diverse needs as they develop 21st century skills. Choose the right strategies to best help students expand their knowledge and skills. Use questioning techniques to build connections between students and their learning. Explore example situations, templates, and strategies to promote students’ higher-order thinking skills and deepen their engagement.

  • Discover how questioning can promote the traits that students need to succeed in college and their careers.
  • Provide supports that help students reach deep levels of understanding.
  • Explore how to deconstruct standards and standards-based questions.
  • Create a classroom climate that fosters collaboration and constructive discussions.
  • Use templates, surveys, and checklists to plan instruction, deconstruct academic standards, assess student engagement, and collect data.

Related Topics

21st Century Skills Instruction

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF722

ISBN: 9781942496984

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 128

“Depka provides a powerful, common-sense approach to what matters most in the classroom: building meaningful assessments and charting a path that will ensure teachers and students are empowered for success.”

Tony Frontier, associate professor and author, Cardinal Stritch University, Wisconsin

Raising the Rigor provides teachers at all grade levels an easy and practical way to raise the level of thinking that goes on in their classrooms on a daily basis.”

Brady Reinke, principal, Ronald Reagan Elementary School, Wisconsin

“In Raising the Rigor, Eileen Depka’s clear communication style makes the ideas of strengthening questions for use in the classroom and assessments easy to understand. ”

Kathy Dyer, Manager of Innovation and Learning, Professional Learning at NWEA

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