There are a lot of things I am good at. I can MC weddings, put backspin on a 9 iron, and I can reverse a trailer, which is effectively the last remaining male initiation ritual in the developed world.
However, some things have always been beyond my ability and one of these is the ‘dark arts’ of curriculum and lesson planning. Luckily, there are more than a few good souls who know their scaffolding from their outcomes and their KLA’s from their scope and sequence. I’ve always thought curriculum stuff was a bit like the lions enclosure at my local zoo. Interesting to stare at but I would not want to jump the fence and get close to it. (more…)