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).

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Impact of Negative Words

In my book, Classroom Motivation from A to Z, I share a quote from Derwin Gray, a retired NFL player.  He said, "Negative words are like hammering a nail into someone's heart; even if you pull it out by saying I'm sorry, it still leaves a scar.".  This story shares a similar sentiment. 

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