Students employ a method called “backward learning” in which the prospective teachers (the students in the class) decide what they would want their students to know by the end of the class, and work backward from that goal to create a lesson plan.
Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Education
Thomas (Tom) Ehrlich (firstname.lastname@example.org), the first CTL Faculty Fellow, is former Dean of the Stanford Law School, former Provost at Penn, President Emeritus of Indiana University, and author, co-author, or editor of 13 books. He has also helped shape higher education in the U.S. and abroad with his influential work through the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and his many publications in the areas of university/community engagement, service learning, civic engagement, and the nature of liberal education. Currently a Visiting Professor in the Stanford School of Education, he offers courses on teaching and learning and leadership in higher education.