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Looking Back at Backwards Design

Backwards Design was a very complicated process for me. For the past six years, I have worked in a school district that has very strict rules about lesson design, including a list of instructional norms and a very intricate common lesson design template. 723 more words


Things Just Gets More Complicated

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was rejected by UBD to take my choice major; Pharmacy. I know the reason I failed is because I sucked at my interview. 231 more words

I Got Rejected

Oh my. What a title!

Yes dear, I got rejected. Can my life get any worse! I’m talking about rejection to get into local uni, UBD for Pharm, fyi. 63 more words

Treaty Education in Kindergarten

Today I am sharing a UBD plan, that was co-created with a friend && former colleague of mine, Kayla Schaefer.  At the time she was teaching Kindergarten and I was teaching Grade 1-2 and we developed this plan to be multi-grade and multidisciplinary introduction to an Indigenous worldview and Treaty Education for our young learners. 236 more words

Learning Objectives: Education

Following educational best practices (see for instance, Understanding by Design by Wiggins and McTighe, 2005), I developed these learning objectives from a student’s perspective of the Ohio state standards for science. 154 more words


121 - UbD with Jay McTighe

Professional Development – I was fortunate to be able to attend a two-day workshop with Jay McTighe, via the Coast Metro Consortium.  Jay’s working partner for many years was… 232 more words

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