Blackburn, B. (2017, February 09). No More “Baby Stuff”.

At the core of our quest to increase rigor is creating a common understanding of rigor that speaks to all students. Too often, we dismiss struggling students as unable to work at rigorous levels. In fact, “Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels; each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels; and each student demonstrates learning at high levels” (Blackburn, 2013). Teachers can follow two major steps to achieve this goal of rigorous work for each and every student.

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