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Backwards Planning: Building Enduring Understanding

Title 2:
Through Instructional Design
Harriet Isecke
9" x 7"
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Think beyond day-to-day planning and identify what it is you want students to remember once they leave the classroom.

 Backwards Planning: Building Enduring Understanding will help teachers teach for lasting understanding. Written by Harriet Isecke, an educator with more than 35 years experience as a teacher, literacy coach and school administrator, this book offers teachers a blueprint for designing units of study, starting with the end result and working backwards. Teachers will learn how to set goals, establish benchmarks and continually assess student progress.

 Chapters include:

  • The Foundations of Great Teaching
  • The Big Ideas Behind Backwards Planning
  • The Principles of Backwards Planning
  • What to Consider Before Planning a Unit of Study
  • Planning Units of Study with Your End Goal in Mind
  • How Assessments Can Help You Target Your Teaching
  • Choosing and Using the Right Assessments
  • Digging Deeper, Going Further
  • Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Appendices include guides to planning your own unit of study and teaching strategies for differentiating instruction.

 Backwards Planning is a valuable book for professional learning communities or new teacher mentors, or any teacher looking for a fresh approach to lesson planning.

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