Feb 2, 2013
On 2/02/13, kaye wrote:
> On 1/27/13, Teachers.Net Gazette wrote:
>> School principal ("Head of School") Todd Nelson says:
>> "We are fairly accepting of the use of the word “rigor” as a
>> positive term for high standards and accomplishments in lots
>> of things, including education. As it turns out, “vigor”
>> might be a much better choice."
>> Read in the very short piece linked below, why Todd Nelson
>> finds "vigor" the more appropriate term.
Like the previous poster, I'm thinking of Maslow's Heirachy of
needs: I'm so busy trying to survive day-to-day teaching that I
can't get to higher-level stuff like vigor vs. whatever. It's
hard enough to cram the basics into their heads. Higher-level
thinking is for higher-level kids.