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Bright Student or Gifted Student?

  • Mandy Smith-Thompson

    So, I think if my teachers had this chart, I would have never been placed in AG class, lol!

  • Lisa Stewart

    Most of the AG labeled children at my school arent truly "gifted." A truly gifted student is usually a handful! Not the best behaved or most compliant. And it is true....they question EVERYthing!

Great quote from ASCD's 2012 conference. Image links to my blog post summary about what I learned in the conference sessions.

Great Verbs to help explain Blooms..... and create activities for higher level thinking skills in the classroom.

As new national science standards rapidly approach, with promise of increased rigor, districts, schools, teachers, and students brace themselves for uncharted waters. To stay afloat, there are several ways educators can chart the course for smooth sailing while preparing for yearly assessments in science.

So here are some easy ways to add rigor to your lessons that you and administrators will love.

Great book from Larry Ainsworth of Power Standards fame...excellent chapter on CCSS and rigor.

With Rigor for All, Second Edition: Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature

The basis of lesson plans and assessments. I definitely use this to increase the rigor.

Rigor IS for everyone, not just certain students!

Rigor Made Easy - Barbara Blackburn Online

Critical Thinking and Formative Assessments: Increasing the Rigor in Your Classroom