How to Combine Rigor with Engagement

By Sarah Fine, Jal Mehta
September 3, 2017

This article, written by two prominent researchers in the deeper learning world, offers solutions and strategies to the question “How do we go beyond basic skills and infuse instruction with opportunities for authentic investigations and risk taking?” The article highlights that many teachers are yearning to infuse their classrooms with greater rigor and vitality. Based on observations of over 30 schools during their data gathering, the authors outline three ideas teachers can use to improve engagement and maintain a rigorous curriculum.

This article offers thoughtful research-backed strategies educators can use to provide students classroom content with connections to real world jobs and examples. It can also be used as a conversation starter around motivation and how to ensure deep learning for all students.

Source Organization: ASCD

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