If Rigor was a man, what would he look like?
Once upon a time, I was a wise fool of a teacher. In Washington, DC working as a High School English Teacher at an Alternative High School, I was asked to “make the lesson more rigorous”. I was then told to go on Classroom Visits to other classrooms to see this Rigor. Still, I could not find the elusive Rigor, SO I innocently asked the Principal (who was fired – after 4 teacher resignations that year – by the Board of Directors for incompetence) what was Rigor. And had to sit and listen to a bunch of mumbo jumbo. SMH at this particular charter school. Don’t drink the blue juice.