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1 Rigor in the Classroom Insert School Name and Date Here © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

2 Please use Post-It notes to respond to the questions on the charts on the wall. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

3 1.Prepare students for the future (jobs, college, etc.). 2.Help them learn new and challenging material. Why Is Rigor Important?

4 © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom. What Is True Rigor?

5 © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom. Challenging students to high expectations for learning, helping them learn, and letting them show how much they understand.

6 Classroom Examples of Rigor Instruction will include questions that require thinking, and questions may have more than one answer. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

7 Classroom Examples of Rigor We’ll be reading more than one book, sometimes at the same time, so students can compare them to each other. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

8 Classroom Examples of Rigor When they answer a question, students will be asked to show where they found the answer in the story/article/text. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

9 Classroom Examples of Rigor Your sons and daughters will be writing a lot! © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

10 Classroom Examples of Rigor They’ll be using problem-solving in math, not just memorizing facts. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

11 Classroom Examples of Rigor On their homework, they will be asked to explain their answers. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

12 Classroom Examples of Rigor If something is too easy, we’ll move your son/daughter to more challenging work. The goal is higher learning. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

13 What about Grades? © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

14 We focus more on learning than on grades. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

15 What about Grades? There will still be a grading scale (A, B, C, etc.) or standards-based grading (choose what you will use). © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

16 What about Grades? If work is challenging, your son/daughter probably won’t make 100 on everything. However, they can still make an A. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

17 What about Grades? At times, students will be given the opportunity to redo work to show understanding and improve grades. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

18 What Can I Do? © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

19 Praise for effort and progress. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

20 Don’t panic over a couple of lower grades; look at overall work. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

21 Encourage your son/daughter to keep up with and do their best work. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

22 If you son/daughter asks you to look at their homework and tell them if it’s “right,” ask them to explain their answer before you tell them. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

23 Talk to the teacher(s). It always helps to understand what is happening. © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

24 We want to challenge each student to do his or her best! © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

25 Questions? © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.

26 For More Information: Insert Contact Information Here © Taylor & Francis For use by purchasers of Rigor in Your Classroom.


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