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).

Monday, February 3, 2014

Grit and Rigor

Did you read this article about grit and resilience from Middleweb?  Middleweb is a great resource--for more than middle school teachers.  This article is a thorough description of the topics, including a piece on rigor, as well as some of the concerns about grit for students from poverty.  

Whether you call it grit, resilience or perseverance, it’s a behavior that will serve students well in the Common Core classroom and beyond. What may divide participants in the “gritty resolve” debate is just how educators should help students go about developing it. This new MiddleWeb Resource Roundup looks at the growth of grit awareness and at current evaluations of what is most likely to increase kids’ determination to learn the hard stuff.

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