Rigor is NOT a Four Letter Word

Presented by: Barbara R. Blackburn, Ph.D., Consultant and Author
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Rigor is a key focus of today’s educational reform. What exactly is rigor? What does it look like in the classroom? What are the myths about rigor? In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Blackburn explained instructional rigor and what it looks like in the classroom.

Barbara discussed:

  • What instructional rigor is
  • What specific aspects of instruction support rigor
  • Practical examples of rigorous instructional activities

She also covered practical ideas around these instructional rigor areas: increasing text complexity, providing scaffolding during reading instruction, creating open-ended projects, problem-based learning, implementation of high standards, and working with special-needs students.