Rigor, Relationships, Relevance

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  1. Mr.history

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    I got asked an interesting interview question today. The principal asked me to rate the following three things from most important to least important:

    Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance

    Honestly I wasn't prepared to answer that so I had to kind of talk my way through it. I said relationships, then relevance, then rigor. At first I wanted to just say all three were important but he told me to rank them. Anyone else been asked this and how would you have answered?
     
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  3. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I would've ranked them in the same order. For me, relationships are #1 in my book.

    I've never been asked these questions, though.
     
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    I would say relationships are number one, but then I'd go back and forth with the other 2. I'd probably rate relevance for second.
     
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    Definitely relationships #1. Not sure about the other 2. Probably relevance.

    Interesting question.
     
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    Very interesting question! I think I would have gone with your order, too.
     
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    Relationships first. Can't accomplish anything if you don't have a positive relationship with the students. The other two are a tie for second place. I'd actually add in my own R and say routine.
     
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    Relationships first. Relevance second, then rigor. If you have relationships with kids and make the learning relevant to them, they're going to be far more willing to embrace the rigor because with the first two you've made them want to learn.
     
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    I would have listed them in the same order, too.
     
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    This!
     
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