Gerald Aungst profile

Gerald Aungst

Gifted Support Teacher / Cheltenham School District

Gerald Aungst has more than 25 years experience as a professional educator, specializing in digital technology, mathematics, and gifted education. In his various roles as a classroom teacher, gifted support specialist, administrator, curriculum designer, and professional developer, he has worked to create a rich and vibrant learning culture. Gerald is the author of 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom and a founder of AllAboutExplorers.com. He speaks frequently in schools and at conferences. Gerald blogs at www.geraldaungst.com and you can connect with him on Twitter at @geraldaungst.

Posts

  • Assessment

    Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

    The word "rigor" is hard to avoid today, and it provokes strong reactions from educators. Policymakers tout its importance. Publishers promote it as a feature of their materials. But some teachers share the view of Joanne Yatvin, past president of the National Council for Teachers of English. To them, rigor simply means more work, harder books, and longer school days. "None of these things is what I want for students at any level," Yatvin says. Part of the problem is that we have adopted the jargon without a clear understanding of what we really mean.