TURBOCHARGE CORE INSTRUCTION
How would learning change if every student had access to a world-class teacher?
Effective teaching has a greater impact than any other factor: more than household income, English language proficiency, or race and ethnicity.
When teachers are working harder than ever before, but classroom grades still don’t line up with performance on state tests, or RTI and MTSS programs are overloaded with interventions, it’s time to rethink core instruction.
Here’s where The Essentials for Achieving Rigor comes in. Based on Marzano’s extensive framework in The Art & Science of Teaching, the Essentials instructional model zeroes in on only the most powerful strategies and how to implement them in real classrooms.
No dramatic curriculum shifts are required. The Essentials work for every grade level, any content, making the programs you have in place more effective.
What a difference rigor makes
Once teachers see results, there’s no holding them back.
WHY RIGOR WORKS
Why is adding rigor so effective for sealing achievement gaps? How does making work more challenging help struggling students succeed?
Educators already know preparing students for college and careers means equipping them with critical-thinking skills. But LSI’s research into hundreds of classrooms and millions of data points suggests most teachers aren’t sure how to do that.
In most classrooms, most time is still spent on less challenging tasks.
All instructional strategies are not created equal
- You don’t have to do it all.
- You don’t have to do more.
- You just have to do what works.
- That’s why LSI offers only high-yield strategies.
Great teachers work hard; engaged students work even harder.
The secret of rigor isn’t that the content is tougher; it’s that the learning is more interesting. The Essentials of Achieving Rigor closes learning gaps by ensuring that instruction is student-centered and engaging.
Commit to deeper learning.
Develop students into engaged, self-directed problem solvers.
EXPLORE THE IMPACT
Read the research on how rigor impacts learning.
Explore instructional strategies and research.
Learn how one Michigan school leveraged The Essentials to close learning gaps.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Learn more about how the Essentials develop world-class teachers, and check out related tools to help scale implementation and teacher growth across an entire school or district.
Read details of individual workshops.
Focus team time on honing instruction with Growth Tracker.
Scaffold PD learning with print resources.
Build standards-based lessons with Standards Tracker.