Blackburn, B. (2018, December 13). Productive Struggle Is a Learner’s Sweet Spot. Retrieved February 27, 2019

Rigor is a buzzword in today’s educational circles, but there are many misunderstandings about the concept. Although rigor means having high expectations for all students, those expectations must be accompanied by appropriate support. Student success occurs when you create an instructional environment that sets high expectations for each student and provides scaffolding without offering excessive help. The key is to incorporate productive struggle.

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