Rigor in Your Classroom

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317820908
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Teachers are required to increase the rigor for students, but how? This book by bestselling author and rigor expert Barbara Blackburn has the answer! It is a treasure chest of more than 200 practical and highly-effective tools that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to increase student rigor, leading your students to higher engagement and deeper learning. Topics covered include... Asking higher-level questions Scaffolding to help all students achieve success Differentiating instruction and using modifications Fostering independence through gradual release of responsibility Increasing text difficulty and teaching close reading Setting high expectations Changing students’ views of success Encouraging effort and goal-setting Creating an environment that is conducive to learning Using effective grading policies and assessment tools Working with parents, colleagues, and administrators And much, much more! Rigor in Your Classroom will be your go-to resource throughout the school year, as you continually return to it to try new tools with your students. Bonus: The tools are accompanied by graphic organizers, charts, templates, and reproducibles for easy implementation.

Rigor in Your School

Author: Ronald Williamson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926692
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First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rigor Is NOT a Four Letter Word

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351337440
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how to increase rigor so that all students can reach higher levels of learning! In this new edition of a best seller, author Barbara R. Blackburn offers practical ideas for raising expectations, increasing complexity, integrating scaffolding into instruction, creating open-ended choices and projects, and much more. This timely new edition provides connections to rigorous standards, plus it features new sections on topics such as questioning models, student ownership, Genius Hour, summative assessments, becoming a teacher-leader, and increasing rigor in instructional technology. Appropriate for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas, the book is filled with helpful strategies and tools that you can implement immediately. In addition, full-sized templates are available as eResources on our website (www.routledge.com/9781138569560) so you can download and print them for classroom use. With its practical advice and helpful tools, Rigor Is NOT a Four-Letter Word will set you and your students on the fast track to higher learning and sustained success.

Rigor for Students with Special Needs

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317801326
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This practical, easy-to-read guide explains how to raise the rigor for students with special needs so they can achieve higher levels of learning. Learn how to set clear goals and expectations establish a climate of success scaffold and model lessons use graphic organizers and "think-alouds" apply modifications and accommodations use rigorous questioning strategies differentiate instruction increase family involvement Get even more out of this book by discussing it with others! It’s ideal for study groups and the appendix features a detailed guide on how to make it work for your group! Bonus! You get a great variety of handy black line masters for use in your own classroom.

Rigor Made Easy

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923510
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Bestselling author and noted rigor expert Barbara Blackburn shares the secrets to getting started, maintaining momentum, and reaching your goals. Learn what rigor looks like in the classroom, understand what it means for your students, and get the keys to successful implementation. Learn how to use rigor to raise expectations, provide appropriate support, and meet the Common Core State Standards - whether or not rigor is mandated in your district! This book is filled with practical, use-the-next-day strategies for all grade levels and subject areas. Use the ideas to raise the level of learning for all of your students! Also Available! Correlation Table linking topics in Rigor Made Easy to the Common Core!

Rigor and Assessment in the Classroom

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317386922
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn how to assess students in a way that truly impacts learning. In Rigor and Assessment in the Classroom, bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn provides a broad range of practical strategies for increasing the rigor and usefulness of your formative and summative assessments. You’ll discover how to... Create an environment where students are expected to learn at high levels; Evaluate and check student learning in a way that ensures growth; Strengthen the validity and reliability of your assessments; Plan assessments in conjunction with planning the instruction; Differentiate assessments to increase the rigor for all students; Enhance the effectiveness of your grading system and feedback; Use performance-based assessment to enhance rigor; and Design clear, reader-friendly rubrics and scoring guides. Each chapter includes ready-to-use tools, examples across the subject areas, and "Think About It" questions to help you reflect on what you’ve read. Many of the tools are also offered as free eResources at www.routledge.com/9781138936140, so you can easily print and distribute them for classroom use.

Classroom Motivation from A to Z

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930827
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book focuses on basic strategies you can integrate into everyday instruction in every subject area and across grade levels. It shows teachers how to motivate and engage students. The practical examples in this book make it easy for you to apply these strategies in your own classroom. It presents lively stories about how teachers help their students succeed. You'll meet teachers of all types, from preschool to high school, and you'll hear the voices of real students. Companion Study Guide Available

Motivating Struggling Learners

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317647181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every day, teachers face the challenge of motivating struggling learners. In this must-have book, Barbara R. Blackburn, author of the bestseller Rigor Is Not a Four-Letter Word, shares how you can finally solve this problem and make your classroom a rigorous place where all students want to succeed. You’ll learn practical strategies for... understanding extrinsic and intrinsic motivation; building a trusting relationship with students; using praise and positive feedback effectively; empowering students and helping them own their learning; moving students toward a growth mindset; communicating high expectations for students; engaging all students in your lessons; scaffolding so all students will want to improve; helping students be resilient and not fear failure; and celebrating diverse groups of students. Each chapter is filled with a variety of examples and tools that you can use immediately. Bonus: Many of the tools are also available as free eResources on our website, www.routledge.com/9781138792432, so you can easily download and print them for classroom use.

Raising the Rigor

Author: Eileen Depka
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942496984
Format: PDF
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This book shares instructional practices that educators can use to respond to students' diverse needs as they develop 21st century skills. Choose complex thinking strategies to best help students expand their knowledge and skills, and positively impact students' academic success. Use questioning techniques to build connections between students and their learning by encouraging students to have advanced discussions, collaborate, and take risks in the classroom. Explore example situations, templates, and strategies of quality practices in assessment design to promote students' higher-order thinking skills and deepen their engagement. Benefits Discover how questioning can promote the traits that students need to succeed in college and their careers. Provide supports that help students reach deep levels of understanding with questioning structures to engage higher-order thinking. Explore how to deconstruct standards and standards-based questions to write quality questions that align with academic expectations. Create a classroom climate that fosters collaboration and constructive discussions. Use templates, surveys, and checklists to plan instruction, deconstruct academic standards, assess student engagement, and collect data. Contents Chapter 1: Using Questioning Strategies in the Classroom Chapter 2: Concentrating on Higher-Order Thinking Skills Chapter 3: Developing Effective Assessments Chapter 4: Ensuring Student Success With Complex Questions Chapter 5: Encouraging Traits to Attain College and Career Readiness Chapter 6: Encouraging Student Involvement Chapter 7: Growing Students' Ability to Ask Questions That Matter Chapter 8: Creating Standards-Based Questions and Tasks Epilogue: Pulling It All Together References and Resources

Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom

Author: Barbara R. Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351185896
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn how to differentiate instruction while maintaining a rigorous learning environment. In this practical book, rigor expert Barbara R. Blackburn shows that the differentiated classroom doesn’t mean extra work for top students and easy work for others; instead, you can have high expectations for all students and provide scaffolding so that everyone can reach success. She also addresses many of the greatest concerns teachers have about implementing differentiated instruction, including: How to manage your time so that you can create lessons, find resources, and grade assignments for students working at different levels; How to balance differentiated instruction and teaching standards; How to ensure rigor at all tiers of instruction; How to collaborate with teachers and other faculty members; How to differentiate homework and other out-of-class assignments; How to explain differentiated instruction to parents and families; And more... Each chapter includes practical tools and activities that you can use immediately to bring all students to higher levels of achievement. Many of these tools are available as eResources and can be downloaded for free from the book’s product page: www.routledge.com/9780815394471.