Understanding vs Learning with UbD

After reading the first couple chapters of our text: We were asked to watch this video and comment on what the difference is between learning and understanding. Certainly this is one of the founding principles that Understanding by Desgin(UbD) is founded on. Teaching for Understanding (Harvard GSE) from Furnace Media: Education on Vimeo. Here is my thinking on … [Read more...]

Ch. 4 – ESL vs. Bilingual Approaches

Throughout my travels, I have encountered several commonly believed philosophies presented in media, books, people, and other resources regarding learning a second language. I seem to recall a sink or swim attitude toward language acquisition presented to me quite a few times as I was growing up. How many of the learners from that era were sinking? Chapter 4 acknowledges … [Read more...]