Are your students authentically engaged in their learning? This month’s featured resource offers teachers the opportunity to examine how much their students fully participate and think deeply in their classrooms, and presents a variety of ideas and strategies to actively captivate students, bringing them back into the equation.
Literacy Webinar Series

Reading expert Louisa Moats famously told us that "teaching reading IS rocket science." (Moats, 1999). We continue to learn more every day about the science of reading instruction and acquisition, and as teachers there is always more to know. We have enlisted a panel of literacy experts to record exclusive hour-long webinars for NW BOCES educators on a variety of early literacy topics.

Rigor is often talked about in education, yet less often clearly defined. This article addresses what rigor is and why it is important, and conversely, addresses seven myths about rigor based on this author's definition. This article has the capacity to clarify thinking with regard to how to incorporate higher levels of rigor into instruction.