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).
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A Teacher's Journey
What is your journey? Where will you go this year? Of course you have a map that you must follow, but when will you find those unexpected teachable moments that totally surprise you and the students? When will you take a detour to make sure that every student understands the lesson before you move on? When will you take time at a rest stop to reflect on what is working....and what isn't? Where will your journey end? How many of your students will still be on the journey with you? How many will have become lost along the way? Most importantly, was the journey worth it?