ERIC Number: ED512387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Rigorous Schools and Classrooms: Leading the Way
Williamson, Ronald; Blackburn, Barbara R.
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 seek to create the conditions in which rigorous classrooms flourish. School leaders will learn to: (1) Manage a movement toward increased schoolwide rigor; (2) Engage teachers in conversations about improving instruction; (3) Build support for rigor among families and community members; (4) Learn methods for gathering meaningful data on student learning; and (5) 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! Following an introduction, this book includes: (1) Leadership for Rigor: More Than a Mandate; (2) A Rationale for Rigor; (3) Recognizing Rigor; (4) The BASE Planning Model; (5) Culture; (6) Ownership and Shared Vision; (7) Managing Data; (8) Professional Development; (9) Advocacy; (10) Shared Accountability; (11) Structures to Support Rigor; (12) Challenges and Opportunities; and (13) References.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Guides, Educational Environment, School Culture, Principals, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Data Collection, Accountability
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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