"Dig deeper with your thinking!"
I don't, (I won't!) allow my students to stay on the surface of their thinking any longer!
Here is our "Digging Deeper" Character trait poster:
We then took our "deep thinking" and applied it to the main character in the book Tiger Rising. Each student came to the board and contributed to the class anchor chart.
GREAT THINKING = DEEP THINKING!!
We REFUSE to do the minimum!! We will ALWAYS do the MAXIMUM!!