What is Understanding by Design? Author Jay McTighe explains.

What is Understanding by Design? Author Jay McTighe explains.

[MUSIC PLAYING] JAY MCTIGHE: Hi, I’m Jay McTighe I’m an education author and consultant. And my main work is around Understanding by Design, which is a framework for curriculum planning, for assessment design, and ultimately, for teaching, with a goal of teaching for understanding and transfer. [MUSIC PLAYING] The key ideas in Understanding by Design

Why Design Matters

Why Design Matters

Design is the posh word for thinking a lot about how stuff looks A designed object is one whose makers worked long and hard to get it just right Most of the world has sadly not been well designed, it’s full of office towers, door handles, bed, lamps, and plates, that have been deeply unloved

“The Letter T Song” by ABCmouse.com

“The Letter T Song” by ABCmouse.com

Tommy built his towers tall. At times it took two hours. When tiny Timmy toddled by, he toppled Tommy’s towers. Ted wore tap shoes when he danced. Tara wore pink toe shoes. Ted tapped in top hat and tuxedo. Tara wore two tutus. Tah t-tah t-tah, tah t-tah t-tee— join with me and shout, “Whoopee!”

How Do Temporary Tattoos Work?

How Do Temporary Tattoos Work?

[INtro] Oh, hi Squeaks! I’m looking through these designs to see what I want to use as a temporary tattoo. That’s a type of tattoo that only stays on your skin for a few days. [Squeaks asks if he can pick one too] Yeah, I thought we could do this together as our activity for

How to Find Fulfilling Work

How to Find Fulfilling Work

The idea that work might be fulfilling, rather than just painfully necessary, is a strikingly recent invention. Open Dr. Johnson’s celebrated dictionary, published in 1755, and the word fulfillment doesn’t even appear. Nowadays in a prosperous world, we don’t only expect to obtain money through our labor, we also, to a greater or lesser extent,