To reach true academic rigour, learners need high levels of both
cognitive complexity and student autonomy. But moving them in this direction
requires teachers to become skilled at using research-based strategies to make
the critical instructional shifts that deepen student learning. The Essentials
for Achieving Rigor model of instruction and corresponding series of books were
developed to help teachers provide that calibre of truly rigorous instruction.
This guide, developed by authors of the Essentials series, brings
it all together. Carla Moore, Michael D. Toth and Robert J. Marzano provide
valuable tips and guidance to help teachers leverage essential strategies to:
Each book in the Essentials series details on of 13 research-based
strategies that facilitate the delivery of rigorous, standards-based teaching.
This guide supplements that work, providing a big-picture view of the
Essentials model’s components, purpose and practical use in the classroom. Complete
with templates for performance scales, student evidence and lesson details, it
empowers educators and leaders to transform their schools into thriving,
sustainable communities of practice.