HONORS. How to elevate your classroom.

Suzanne Rodger & Athanasios Bayiates

Gifted and Talented Instructional Coaching

for the Middle School Classroom




" Honors courses will substantially exceed the content standards, learning expectations, and performance indicators approved by the State Board of Education."

Extended reading assignments that connect to curriculum

Research-based writing assignments that address and extend curriculum

Projects that apply to course curriculum to relevant/real world situations

Open-ended investigations which students select questions and design research

Writing assignments with a variety of modes, purposes, and styles

Integration of appropriate technology into the course of study

Deeper exploration of the culture, values, and history of the discipline

Expensive opportunities for problem solving experiences through imagination, critical analysis, and application

Substantially Exceeding...

Conversation Starter:

  • How do you achieve this?
  • What do you wish you could do?
  • What type of teaching do you wish you could do more of ?
  • How do your honors class(es) differ from our on-level classes?

Opportunity for rigor

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Project Based Learning
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Flipping the Classroom
  • Document Based Questioning


Canvas Commons

Example modules available in Canvas Commons.

Modules created by Gifted and Talented Instructional Coaches that address specific State of Tennessee honors standards.

Suzanne Rodger

Gifted & Talented Instructional Coach


  • Farragut Middle School (Base School)
  • Powell Middle School
  • Vine Middle School


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