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Rigor and Assessment in the Classroom

Ensuring that we are using rigorous assessments can be a challenge.  In this conversation with Teaching, Learning, Leading K-12, Barbara discusses linking instruction and assessment, formative and summative assessments, and grading. 

 

Motivating Struggling Learners: 10 Ways to Build Student Success

Motivating struggling learners is a challenge for all of us.  In this podcast, Barbara discusses her newest book of the same title, with a focus on the differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, how to build intrinsic motivation in students, and the characteristics of effective praise.   

 

Rigor Made Easy

Rigor is a word that sends shivers through many typically because it has been misinterpreted or introduced in a manner which connects it to thoughts of more of everything. In Rigor Made Easy, Barbara addresses Myths about rigor…such as Myth#1… Lots of Homework Is a Sign of Rigor and Myth#2…Rigor Means Doing More. Mainly because it has been misinterpreted or introduced in a manner which connects it to thoughts of more of everything. In Rigor Made Easy, Barbara addresses Myths about rigor…such as Myth#1… Lots of Homework Is a Sign of Rigor and Myth#2…Rigor Means Doing More. 

Rigor in Your Classroom:  A Toolkit for Teachers 

In this short podcast, author Barbara Blackburn discusses her newest book, Rigor in Your Classroom:  A Toolkit for Teachers.  She shares simple strategies to use to increase rigor in every classroom. 

EduLeadership Radio

 

In this podcast from Eduleadership, Barbara discusses the challenges of rigor, the biggest mistakes schools make when increasing rigor, why rigor is not just for honors level students, what's new (and isn't) with rigor and the Common Core, and leadership strategies for rigor.  

BAM Radio with Vicki Davis

3 Myths About Rigor: What It Is, What It’s Not, What It Looks Like in the Classroom.  Barbara asserts that rigor is broadly misunderstood. In this segment she defines what rigor is in theory and in practice. We close by looking at rigor and the Common Core Standards.