Did You Find What You Were Looking For? Self-analysis of a Resurrected UbD Unit

A couple weeks ago I was in a grocery store doing my weekly shopping. When finished collecting my various and sundry items, I approached an empty check-out stand and began placing my items on the belt. A smiling clerk greeted me with a warm “hello”, then proceeded to ask the ubiquitous question that all customer […]

Decidedly Not Impervious to Critique

Perhaps the greatest lesson I’ve learned thus far in the Curriculum and Instruction program is the value of taking time to engage in metacognition and reflection on past practices to improve on and deepen my understanding of my present knowledge. I’ve spent the past few days picking at (and apart) my UbD_Reconstruction_blog1 (UbD) units that I […]

Standard 4 Meta-reflection: Pedagogy [EDU 6526: Instructional Strategies]

As I work my way through the Curriculum and Instruction program at Seattle Pacific University, I find my capacity for self-reflection increasing in prodigious ways. Now, I don’t mean prodigious in the extraordinary or phenomenal or even exceptional sense, I truly am not that smitten with my own thinking. When I say prodigious, I mean […]

Old/New Rules Prezi Style

I’ve spent a substantial chunk of time working on a project for my Human Relations class. We were to create a presentation on one aspect of classical education theory including recommendations about how to hold this in relation to the new research in the field… no small task. After much worrying, harrumphing and thought, I […]

Potato, Potahto

Things have come to a pretty pass, Our romance is growing flat, For you like this and the other While I go for this and that. Goodness knows what the end will be, Oh, I don’t know where I’m at… It looks as if we two will never be one, Something must be done.   […]