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Simple Ways to Put More Rigor in Your Lesson Plans

10 Minute Teacher Podcast with Cool Cat Teacher

Release Date: 02/22/2024

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In today’s show, Barbara Blackburn shares about the concept of rigor in education. We discuss how rigor is not about making things harder for students, but about setting high expectations and providing support to help students achieve those expectations. Barbara also explores specific examples of rigor in math, literature, writing, science, and history, emphasizing the importance of going beyond the text and providing evidence to demonstrate understanding.We, as teachers, can focus on the process of learning and engage students in meaningful discussions and activities. Barbara also shares her website, which offers over 100 free resources for educators.(Included in the show notes.)

Show notes: https://www.coolcatteacher.com/e832

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Humility

00:44 Understanding Rigor

01:55 Rigor in Math

05:15 Rigor in Literature and Writing

13:39 Rigor in Science and History

15:00 Conclusion and Resources