Ideas, insights, and inspiration from the
Authentic Education Team

Since its founding in 2002 by the late Grant Wiggins, co-author of the Understanding by Design® […]
A blog series exploring how AI chatbots are reshaping learning and what we can do about […]
In my last two posts, I explored examples of Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions (EUs and […]
Before I started planning math units using the Understanding by Design framework, I frequently found myself […]
As I entered the bright, beautiful classroom my first year of teaching, the first thing that […]
In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in […]
This is Part 1 of a 2-part response In a recent Washington Post article (excerpted from […]
Some not surprising but still depressing excerpts from the PISA Math Results, US results: Students in […]
My mother is an extraordinary person. Yesterday, while I made lunch for my son, father, and […]
Yes, we know: kids “don’t know much about history” in the words of the immortal Sam […]