Welcome to the International Curriculum Specialist Series where Fieldwork Education interviews both experts and educators on how best to improve our learning.
In our eleventh episode, Lee Hendricks, Fieldwork Education's International Curriculum Manager for the Middle Years, interviews educational expert Dr Barbara Blackburn to find out what rigour is and what it looks and feels like in a classroom. Barbara provides great strategies to instantly use with students, particularly with a focus on the mathematics classroom, and debunks the myth that “rigour is not for everyone.” With rigour, according to Barbara, the expectations and support we set for students are paramount for results.
For more information on Dr Barbara Blackburn’s latest work, check out www.barbarablackburnonline.com where you will find an array of articles, free activity templates from books, podcasts, and over 100 free resources for educators.
The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) has been developed by the International Curriculum Association (ICA). The ICA are the creators of the international curriculums of the IEYC, the IPC, and the IMYC and provide professional development and accreditation. For more information, please visit https://www.internationalcurriculum.com.
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