Rigor in Your Classroom
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. Topics covered includeAsking higher-level questions Scaffolding to help all students achieve successDifferentiating instruction and using modificationsFostering independence through gradual release of responsibilityIncreasing text difficulty and teaching close readingSetting high expectations Changing students' views of successEncouraging effort and goal-settingCreating an environment that is conducive to learningUsing effective grading policies and assessment toolsWorking with parents, colleagues, and administratorsAnd much, much more!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.
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