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Rigor Is NOT A Four-Letter Word by Barbara R. Blackburn
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Jan 11, 2012

really liked it
Read in October, 2011

As the title suggests, the author presents rigor as a good thing in education. She shows teachers how to ask quality questions that engage kids in higher-level thinking, and increase the complexity of content through projects and other meaningful assignments. Her approach to rigor is based on believing in students, encouraging them, and supporting them through scaffolding their learning. I found Blackburn's understanding of rigor to be very helpful and relevant. Her book is really empowering and clearly values the opinions of both teachers and students.

[Review excerpted from TheCornerstoneForTeachers.com.]
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