Rigor in Your Classroom: A Toolkit for Teachers

1st Edition

Barbara R. Blackburn

Routledge
Published May 1, 2014
Reference - 218 Pages
ISBN 9780415732871 - CAT# Y158284

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Summary

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 include…

  • Asking higher-level questions
  • Scaffolding to help all students achieve success
  • Differentiating instruction and using modifications
  • Fostering independence through gradual release of responsibility
  • Increasing text difficulty and teaching close reading
  • Setting high expectations
  • Changing students’ views of success
  • Encouraging effort and goal-setting
  • Creating an environment that is conducive to learning
  • Using effective grading policies and assessment tools
  • Working with parents, colleagues, and administrators
  • And 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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