Common Opportunities to Build Rigor: Means of Participation | Doug Lemov

Great teachers are always seeking to make their classrooms as rigorous as possible. Over the next three days, I’ll be sharing  thoughts about three ‘common opportunities’ –things I see in place when I observe great classrooms that can often make a big difference—quickly—in good ones.

Common Opportunity #1: Improve the rigor of your classrooms by defining the means of participation you want, every time you ask a question.

Lots of times I’ll see a teacher ask a question and not specify to her students how she wants them to answer. Is this a raise-your-hands question? A call-and-response? A…

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