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).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rigor and the Common Core

Here's a brief article I wrote for the wonderful folks over at teachers.net--Rigor and the Common Core State Standards:  Just the Beginning.  

Rigor is one of the most discussed topics in education today, especially given the emphasis through the Common Core State Standards.  However, many teachers assume that because the Common Core Standards are rigorous there is no need to consider any additional aspects of rigor.  Yes, the standards are rigorous, but unless we implement them with rigorous instructional strategies, we will not achieve a rigorous classroom.  

For the rest of the article, click here.  

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