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Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience

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How can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns? How can we use this information to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment so our students achieve deep learning and understanding in all subject areas? Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience answers these questions by merging insights from neuroscience wit ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published April 10th 2019 by ASCD
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Matthew Koslowski
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People without a strong understanding of UBD.
Shelves: 2019, ebooks, education
I gave this book 2 stars because I'm already familiar with the principles of Understanding by Design (UBD). This book would make a really great introduction to UBD.

If you haven't read Understanding by Design, this would be a good book to read first to build background knowledge on the UBD model and you would benefit from the greater depth of each topic gets in Understanding by Design.

If you have read Understanding by Design, you can safely skip this title. I didn't find enough in it to justify t
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Matt
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teaching
Brain-based research is helping us understand not only how to teach but also how to create a classroom environment that enhances learning. Clarity, relevance, and perceived capacity to be successful frame the work teachers must do when designing learning experiences for students. The ideas Willis brings to the discussion augment the work started by Wiggins and McTighe in their work with UbD. This is an excellent book for beginning and experienced teachers alike.
Kim
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exactly what the subtitle says--this book is a good review of or introduction to both the Understanding by Design curriculum framework and current brain science relevant to education. Further review on my blog: https://kimessenburg.blogspot.com/201...
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