To ensure that every student develops the skills and competencies to be a critical thinker and become a productive member of society.
To provide a safe, caring environment where students are nurtured and recognized as they achieve their fullest potential; moreover, to provide access to a quality education for all students through differentiated instruction - ensuring their preparedness for college and career readiness.
Students learn best when there is modeling, opportunities for learning through various modalities ; student -to student and group discussions; questioning using Depth of Knowledge (DOK} to promote higher order thinking.
To provide inclusive rigorous instruction through differentiated instruction: supported materials and tiered tasks with an emphasis on our multilingual learners and SWDs.
Definition of Rigor
Allowing scholars to think outside the box. Rigor is work that fosters critical, higher order thinking. Rigor challenges the students' thinking- Pushing scholars as far as you can push t hem.
Practices Across Classrooms:
a. Turn and Talk
b. Peer Critique
d. Journal Writing
e. Close reading