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Podcast for Teachers: The More the Rigor, the More Students Move

Experienced teacher, curriculum director, coach and teacher trainer, Tracy Ocasio, shares her thoughts on the importance of students being engaged in rigorous learning. Key to the design of teaching is clarity in knowing the critical desired outcomes of instruction which are sometimes hidden in a curriculum’s laundry list. Rigor has a focus on understanding which […]

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Podcast: Promoting Staff Beliefs That All Students Can Learn in Rigorous Tasks

Instructional coaches and administrators need to build conversations with teachers around key standards. How is the teacher planning for instruction with an understanding of the depth of the standard? What decisions is the teacher making as she observes students’ engagement in rigorous learning tasks? Dr. Tracy Ocasio highlights the need for curriculum leaders’ interaction with […]

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