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 […]

The Potential Genius of Written Response Assessments

As a language arts teacher, written response assessments are the bread and butter of my curriculum. I enjoy the challenge of crafting a succinct yet sufficiently explanatory prompt that teases even the most difficult to motivate students to action with essays brimming with evidence of critical and passionate thinking. Last year, one of my most […]