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Rigorous Schools and Classrooms

  • Title:Rigorous Schools and Classrooms: Leading the Way
  • Author:Ronald Williamson, Barbara Blackburn
  • Publication Date:2010
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781596671454
  • Publisher:Eye on Education

Turn your school into a student-centered learning environment, where rigor is at the heart of instruction in every classroom. From the bestselling author of Rigor is Not a Four-Letter Word, Barbara Blackburn, and award-winning educator Ronald Williamson, this comprehensive guide to establishing a schoolwide culture of rigor is for principals and other administrators who want to create the conditions in which rigorous classrooms flourish.

School leaders will learn to:

  • Manage a movement toward increased schoolwide rigor
  • Engage teachers in conversations about improving instruction
  • Build support for rigor among families and community members
  • Learn methods for gathering meaningful data on student learning
  • And much more!

With practical, ready-to-apply strategies, this book outlines and simplifies the steps toward achieving rigor at the school level. It represents a successful program that principals and administrators can use to put student learning first!

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Author Bio

Dr. Barbara Blackburn has dedicated her life to raising the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. Barbara has taught early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. She holds a master’s degree in school administration and is certified as a school principal in North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. from UNC--Greensboro.

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