My first attempt at planning & teaching with Backwards Design
really had fun digging into my UBD design for living and nonliving. It was refreshing to take a second look at
something I teach every year to make sure it’s rich and content and to remind
myself of my true intentions. I often
worry that if I was asked, “What is my goal?” with my lesson that I won’t have
a response. I realize that most of what
I teach is purposeful and does relate to standards and goals but I often
neglect thinking it. I guess that is
what makes me most excited about this format because the essential question is
easy to understand and is in kid language.
I can post it in my lesson plan book and use it prior to learning to
help motivate the kids and guide us in our learning journey. I know my purpose and intentions with each
lesson/unit. I’m looking forward to
teaching this unit!