"Barbara breaks down the myths about rigor and shows that it’s really about putting students first. She provides useful tools for setting clear expectations and scaffolding instruction so that all students can reach higher levels of learning."
--Annette Breaux, internationally-recognized education expert, speaker, and author of the bestselling book, Seven Simple Secrets
"Blackburn has provided us with an expansive treasure chest of gems--one right after the other--filled with practical, relevant ideas, guides and strategies to ensure that teachers are equipped with the tools and inspiration to promote learning at the most rigorous levels. Readers will want to tab page after page of wise and practical strategies throughout the book. It will become just like your very favorite cookbook full of time-tested favorites. This book is a must for teachers new to the profession and veterans alike."
--Dr. Theresa M. Campos, Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Houston Independent School District, TX