By this point it should be very clear that having rigorous and relevant instruction is EXTREMELY important to student success. The reality is that rigorous and relevant instruction cannot happen by chance, it takes thoughtful planning. The truth is that designing a strategic lesson can at times be challenging and maybe even a little intimidating. It is important to know that you ARE NOT alone. Your fellow colleagues are eager to share and help design lessons. All it takes is venturing out of your comfort zone and visiting a colleague in the Pineapple Room. There is collaboration occurring not only during Wednesday collaborative time, but during prep period planning cohorts. Below is a snapshot of some planning that took place, where it was planned and documented via Padlet.
I wanted to find some practical ways to explain what rigor and relevance look like in the classroom. I found some great rigor/relevance frameworks that I think succinctly show what you want to be attaining in your classroom instruction. If you want to read and learn more here is a link to the presentation: Rigor and Relevance Powerpoint
If you haven't joined the Pineapple Room Google Classroom, please do. The class code is hlkmc1. Venture out and share, ask questions, be adventurous and try new things. As I continue to say, push yourself to new heights and you will see your students do the same.
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