Backwards Design in Lesson Planning

by Model Teaching | August 19, 2019. In the well-known book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, author Dr. Stephen Covey describes seven habits that successful people tend to live by. The second habit is “Begin with the end in mind.” Dr. Covey was suggesting that the most successful people are those who create a […]

Backward Design for Forward Action

Jay McTighe Looking back to the key concepts and essential questions that underlie content standards can help identify learning goals and provide the starting point for planning both curriculum and school improvement. Schools and districts today are working on two distinct kinds of improvement initiatives. One centers on the classroom—emphasizing effective instructional practices in teaching […]