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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
In this revised and updated 4th edition, Discipline with Dignity provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective. Emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and self-control, the authors offer specific strategies and techniques for building strong relationships with disruptive students and countering the toxic social circumstances that affect many of them, including dysfunctional families, gangs, and poverty.