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What does rigor really looks like in the classroom? As schools are focused more and more on increasing academic rigor, in part because of the emphasis placed on rigor in all of the various state standards, it’s a question every teacher is asking. In this video from ASCD, Robyn Jackson dispels the confusion by presenting the clear and concise definition of academic rigor she’s developed over time and working with teachers to show them what rigor looks like in practice.
Visit a variety of different schools to see real teachers who are using Jackson’s field-tested methods to successfully boost academic rigor in their classrooms. You’ll witness these teachers helping students to construct meaning for themselves; impose structure on information that allows them to think accurately, consider multiple meanings, and engage in disciplined inquiry and thought; integrate their skills into processes; and apply what they’ve learned in more than one context and to unpredictable situations.
What Rigor Looks like in the Classroom DVD takes the mystery out of rigor and provides practical guidance for implementing rigorous instruction that meets the needs of all students.
(ASCD DVD, 2015) One 45-minute DVD
What are the secrets to unlocking student success? And what can teachers do to get better at helping students develop deep understanding of content, attain higher-order thinking skills, and become secure, confident, and capable learners? In this book, teacher and professor Jeff Marshall showcases how teaching with intentionality answers these questions.