Tagged with academic rigor

What is Academic Rigor?!

My years in the classroom were filled with educational jargon. When you work in a failing school, educational reform movements and their key words are birthed into your classroom after gestating in what I imagine to be windowless rooms where policymakers stare at data. One hot term that circulated was academic rigor. Upon being observed, … Continue reading

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction

It’s hard to keep up with every buzz word that the education policy world conceives of to keep teachers in a constant expertise limbo. I was talking to a teacher friend this past week who said that “universal design” was the new hot item–the idea that you should provide different types of assessments for students … Continue reading