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Books on Rigor by Barbara Blackburn

Bestselling author and noted rigor expert Barbara Blackburn shares the secrets to increase rigor for students with Rigor in Your Classroom, Rigor for Students with Special Needs, Rigor Made Easy, Rigor Is NOT a Four-Letter Word, Rigor in Your School and Rigorous Schools and Classrooms.

Rigor in Your Classroom
By Barbara R. Blackburn
This book 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. 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.

By Barbara R. Blackburn and Bradley S. Witzel
This practical, easy-to-read guide explains how to raise the rigor for students with special needs so they can achieve higher levels of learning.

Rigor Made Easy
By Barbara R. Blackburn
This primer provides teachers and administrators with a clear, practical introduction to rigor. Bestselling author Barbara Blackburn explains what rigor looks like in the classroom and how it can be used to bring all students to higher levels of learning.
You’ll learn how to raise the level of content, increase complexity, provide appropriate support and guidance, and raise expectations.
By Barbara R. Blackburn
With this new edition of a teacher-tested best seller, you get practical ideas for increasing text complexity, providing scaffolding during reading instruction creating open-ended projects, and much more!
With strategies for educators of all subjects and grade levels, Blackburn demonstrates how to raise expectations, motivate students, and increase the complexity of classroom activities.
By Ronald Williamson and Barbara R. Blackburn
Raise the level of rigor in your school and dramatically improve student learning with the tools in this book. Each illuminating exercise is tailored to educators looking to spread the word on rigor and beat the obstacles to achieving it schoolwide.

Rigorous Schools and Classrooms
By Ronald Williamson and Barbara R. Blackburn
Turn your school into a student-centered learning environment, where rigor is at the heart of instruction in every classroom. This comprehensive guide to establishing a schoolwide culture of rigor is for principals and other administrators who want to create the conditions in which rigorous classrooms flourish.
  • Rigor in Your Classroom

    A Toolkit for Teachers

    By Barbara R. Blackburn

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-05-01
    Routledge

  • Rigor for Students with Special Needs

    By Barbara R. Blackburn, Bradley S. Witzel

    This practical, easy-to-read guide explains how to raise the rigor for students with special needs so they can achieve higher levels of learning. Learn how to set clear goals and expectations establish a climate of success scaffold and model lessons use graphic organizers and "…

    Paperback – 2013-05-26
    Routledge

  • Rigor Is NOT a Four-Letter Word

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara R. Blackburn

    Learn how to increase rigor so that all students can reach higher levels of learning! With this new edition of a teacher-tested best seller, you get practical ideas for increasing text complexity, providing scaffolding during reading instruction, creating open-ended projects, and much more. The…

    Paperback – 2012-11-02
    Routledge

  • Rigor Made Easy

    Getting Started

    By Barbara R. Blackburn

    Bestselling author and noted rigor expert Barbara Blackburn shares the secrets to getting started, maintaining momentum, and reaching your goals. Learn what rigor looks like in the classroom, understand what it means for your students, and get the keys to successful implementation. Learn how to use…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
    Routledge

  • Rigorous Schools and Classrooms

    Leading the Way

    By Ronald Williamson, Barbara R. Blackburn

    Turn your school into a student-centered learning environment, where rigor is at the heart of instruction in every classroom. From the bestselling author of Rigor is Not a Four-Letter Word, Barbara Blackburn, and award-winning educator Ronald Williamson, this comprehensive guide to establishing a…

    Paperback – 2010-04-08
    Routledge

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