Teaching and Learning Articles

Put Understanding First

by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
Wiggins and McTighe make the case for curriculum, instruction, and assessment to be tied to student understanding first and foremost.  This is an abbreviated version of much of their work, which focuses on mastery-based or standards-based learning.
Put understanding first.pdf 203.81 KB (Last Modified on January 23, 2013)

Make Standards Engaging

by Bryan Goodwin
In "Make Standards Engaging", Bryan Goodwin discusses how the use of learning standards can help intinsically and extrinsically motivate students.
Make standards engaging.pdf 162.02 KB (Last Modified on January 23, 2013)

Just How I Need to Learn It

by Cheryl Becker Dobbertin
In this article, Dobbertin discusses the impact of utilizing learning targets and differentiation on student learning. 
Just how I need to learn it.pdf 59.82 KB (Last Modified on January 23, 2013)

Purpose: The Foundation for High-Quality Teaching

by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
This article makes an interesting case for learning objectives connecting to higher levels of rigor, student focus, and lesson quality.
Purpose_The Foundation for High-Quality Teaching.pdf 592.18 KB (Last Modified on January 23, 2013)

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