Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rigor, Rigor, Rigor: How many of you hate that word?

I was apart of a book study today over the book titled: The Fundamental Five

I have always disliked the word rigor and I think, like my students, it is due to the fact that no one would define it for me.

Revelation: In the book, it states: "The concept of rigor, or the level of cognition, as described by Dr. Benjamin Bloom in his now famous taxonomy, is almost universally recognized by teachers."

Another words: Rigor is the level of cognition. The level of cognition going on in the classroom can be determined using Bloom's Taxonomy.

Profound realization for me. I love Bloom's taxonomy and can easily relate the idea of rigor to it.

I am coming around to the word!!!