© 2014 – Routledge
Teachers are required to increase the rigor for students, but how? This book by bestselling author and rigor expert Barbara Blackburn has the answer! It is a treasure chest of more than 200 practical and highly-effective tools that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to increase student rigor, leading your students to higher engagement and deeper learning.
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Rigor in Your Classroom will be your go-to resource throughout the school year, as you continually return to it to try new tools with your students. Bonus: The tools are accompanied by graphic organizers, charts, templates, and reproducibles for easy implementation.
"Barbara breaks down the myths about rigor and shows that it’s really about putting students first. She provides useful tools for setting clear expectations and scaffolding instruction so that all students can reach higher levels of learning."
--Annette Breaux, internationally-recognized education expert, speaker, and author of the bestselling book, Seven Simple Secrets
"Blackburn has provided us with an expansive treasure chest of gems--one right after the other--filled with practical, relevant ideas, guides and strategies to ensure that teachers are equipped with the tools and inspiration to promote learning at the most rigorous levels. Readers will want to tab page after page of wise and practical strategies throughout the book. It will become just like your very favorite cookbook full of time-tested favorites. This book is a must for teachers new to the profession and veterans alike."
--Dr. Theresa M. Campos, Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston Independent School District, TX
Meet the Author
Chapter 1: Understanding Rigor
Chapter 2. Raise Expectations through High Standards
Chapter 3. Raise Expectations through Questioning and Adult Behaviors
Chapter 4. Increase Depth of Instruction
Chapter 5. Give Support
Chapter 6. Options for Assessment
Chapter 7: Reinvigorate the Environment
Chapter 8: Extend Your Reach