Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Rigor is for Everyone
Do we really believe this? Or is rigor only for honors students, or gifted students, or AP students? One of the strategies for increasing rigor is to move more students into those classes, and it is a strategy that works. But if that is the only way to increase rigor, that means that none of the other teachers are capable of rigorous instruction. And I am a passionate believer that each teacher can incorporate rigor in his or her classroom. And...each student is capable of rigorous work, since rigor is moving to new levels of learning! Have a great week.