I spent most of last week in Tucson attending an ASCD Institute on Essential Questions with Grant Wiggins. In a word the institute was amazing. Not only does Grant Wiggins have great ideas about education, which anyone who has read his books knows, he is a fantastic presenter. I came away from the institute with an improved understanding of the principles behind essential questions and Understanding by Design, as well as a little insight about how these same ideas can be included in school reform.
margaritas, including a VERY pink prickly pear margarita at El Charro. I was also lucky enough to be in Tucson when there was a full moon and got to venture out to the Saguaro National Parkvisitors’ center for their special full moon program which included watching the full moon rise over the Tucson Mountains.