Paying Attention to Broken Patterns
In using the Depth and Complexity and Content Imperative tools, we teach students to identify, pay attention to, and analyze patterns. Taking it one step further, I propose that you encourage students to also look for and analyze broken patterns.
- What caused the pattern to break or fall apart?
- What replaces the pattern (what happens now that the pattern has been broken)?
- What does this break reveal about the topic being analyzed?