What does rigor really look like in the classroom? As schools focus more and more on increasing academic rigor, in part because of the emphasis placed on rigor in the various state standards, this is a question every teacher is asking.
In this video, Jackson shines a light on this topic 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.
You'll visit a variety of schools and see real teachers using Jackson's field-tested methods to successfully boost academic rigor in their classrooms. You'll witness these teachers helping students construct meaning for themselves; impose structure on information to allow 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 takes the mystery out of rigor and provides practical guidance for implementing rigorous instruction that meets the needs of all students.