To what things do we as teachers in classrooms tend to be blind? Where should we look to better understand what is happening in our class?
Note that there are no books about education on the list from 1990 – present. Too early to make the call, in my humble opinion.
Initially, in your teaching, you may want to practice aiming only for one Understanding per unit to get a feel for the kind of groundwork.
The problem: transfer of understanding is poor. Students do not understand that the long-term and bottom-line goal of education is transfer.
Practicing the test all year is like practicing a doctor’s exam all year instead of getting in shape: you are confusing cause and effect.