2023 Sheridan Teaching Consultants’ Invited Speakers: Jamiella Brooks (University of Pennsylvania) and Julie McGurk (Yale University) will discuss rigor as inclusive practice in a virtual workshop. Rigor and inclusion are often seen in opposition to one another, despite the evidence that inclusion necessitates rigor to empower all of our students to grow, build on their strengths, and learn. Additionally, ill-defined or false notions of rigor lead to practices in teaching that are neither inclusive nor equitable and produce unnecessary stress. This interactive workshop will illuminate the ways that the term rigor is often misused or misunderstood, guiding participants to a more inclusive, substantive, (and dare we say, more rigorous!) enactment of rigor in our teaching.
The workshop will introduce participants to research demonstrating the importance of rigor to inclusive practice, organized around three guiding principles. We will provide some illustrative examples of these principles as well as opportunities for participants to share some of their own ideas and questions. Please register for this event.