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Rise to the Challenge: Designing Rigorous Learning That Maximizes Student Success


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Do you sense that some students have mentally "checked out" of your classroom? Look closely and you'll probably find that these students are bored by lessons that they view as unchallenging and uninteresting. In this follow-up to The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices That Foster Student Success, Jeff Marshall provides teachers with a blueprint for introducing more rigor to the classroom by

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Creating a Culture of Challenge

Planning and Assessing Challenge

About the authors

Jeff Marshall has more than 25 years of education experience as a classroom teacher, leader, professor, author, and education consultant. His work focuses on increasing student achievement, improving instructional effectiveness, measuring and scaffolding teacher transformation, engaging learners in student-centered environments, transforming learning in STEM and STEAM schools, improving formative assessments, and aligning standards with curriculum, assessments, and instruction.

Currently, he serves as associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Education at Clemson University where he also serves as professor of science education and department chair of teaching and learning. Marshall's diverse experiences along with his ongoing work in classrooms allow him to ground research in best practices with a realistic understanding of today's teachers and leaders. He has been recognized by the White House, with the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He has facilitated more than 120 professional learning sessions at national conferences and has authored five books and more than 60 articles in leading magazines and journals.


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