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“Fun” vs. Rigor in the Classroom: At Odds?

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Many educators may associate “fun” in the classroom with games and activities that are engaging but not necessarily rigorous or standards-aligned, and some may see a tradeoff between engagement and rigor. But is this trade-off real?

It’s the end of the school year, teachers! Whether you’re zooming across the finish line — or making slow, steady progress toward it — you should be proud of all…