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).

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Myth 5: Resources Equal Rigor

The fifth myth about rigor is that if you use a certain resource, then that is rigorous.  I've said this before, but resources are not the solution.  It's what you do with those resources that makes a difference.  It actually undervalues your work to give all the credit to a textbook, or technology tool.  Rigor is about how you implement high standards--it's your instruction.  Use great tools, but remember, it's what you do with them.

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