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Using Rigor and Relevance with Teens to Build Skills, Fight Apathy, and More!

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Do the following student complaints sound familiar? "Why are we doing this?" "This is so boring!" "I'll just copy the answers." Teaching adolescents can be a challenge because they are often struggling with issues related to apathy, self-esteem, and rebellion. However, by using highly relevant and rigorous material, teachers can chip away at those challenges and further build skills needed for college and careers. Join Shervette Miller-Payton as she introduces the Rigor and Relevance Framework and how it can be used when developing real-world projects, quick assignments, and authentic assessments for teens. She'll also discuss how to avoid pitfalls of rigor and interdisciplinary work, and how the framework can help decrease cheating plagiarism.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 1:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Learning Theories & Strategies
Tags: Rigor and Relevance Framework, secondary school, teens

Reviews (31)

Full Member
Awesome presentation! Great conceptualization of rigor and relevance and the use of community partners!!
Full Member
Thank you!
Full Member
Great ideas to incorporate rigor/relevance to lessons
Full Member
This was wonderful!
Full Member
Awesome stuff as usual Shervette!
Full Member
Fabulous info. Thank you!
Full Member
Shervette: Thank you very much. Rigor and Relevance are mandatory topics for teachers. Great presentation!
Full Member
Very helpful to better understand need for Rigor and Relevance
Full Member
Great focus on what makes a lesson rigorous and relevant.
Basic Member
The ideas presented supported the concepts of rigor and relevance and offered some good ideas of how they might look in the classroom.
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