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What does rigor really looks like in the classroom? As schools focus more and more on increasing academic rigor—in part because of the emphasis on rigor in state standards—it’s a question every teacher is asking.
In this video from ASCD, Robyn Jackson presents the clear and concise definition of academic rigor she’s developed over time, and she works with teachers to show them what rigor looks like in practice.
You’ll visit a variety of schools to see real teachers using Jackson’s field-tested methods to successfully boost academic rigor in their classrooms. Watch these teachers help students
What Rigor Looks Like in the Classroom takes the mystery out of rigor and provides practical guidance for implementing rigorous instruction that meets the needs of all students.
These best-selling books by Robyn Jackson form the foundation of the What Rigor Looks Like in the Classroom video from ASCD.
Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching
How to Plan Rigorous Instruction (Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series)
How to Support Struggling Students (Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series)
How to Motivate Reluctant Learners (Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series)
Robyn Jackson, PhD, has been an educator for more than a decade. As a National Board-certified English teacher, she increased the enrollment of minority and nontraditional students in her AP Language and Composition classes and tripled her overall course enrollment within one year without a decrease in her students' test scores.
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