Rigor Belongs To Mortis… Not Our Children

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IGNITE! ... Fire is Catching

Georgie Porgie, Puddin’ and Pie,

Took some tests that made him cry,

When the computers came on in May,

Georgie Porgie ran away.

Georgie Porgie is headed straight towards issues with mental health.

Welcome to Georgie Porgie’s crazy making, “rigorous” world.

 As the concept of “rigor” is explored, a picture of a ladder comes to mind. Think of a ladder with 12 rungs. Children enter classrooms standing upon different rungs. Picture for one moment, a child standing on rung one.   All the rungs in between are missing leading up to the ultimate rung…

But.

Sigh.

Every child needs to be to rung 12 regardless, by spring. (TEST DAY).ladder 3

  • How does the child reach rung 12, when the stepping stones to 12 are gone?
  • Do we look at the individual child and offer instruction at their individual level?
  • Do we take into account what is developmentally appropriate for…

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