So I finally did it. After taking a break for 4 years while finding my teaching legs, I got myself back into classes. I am currently enrolled in the first course of what I hope to make my masters, CEP 810: Teaching for Understanding w/ Technology. My first assignment: an essay! Hey, we gotta start somewhere, and here I begin by discussing my understanding of… learning and understanding, aided by reading the first 3 chapters of Bransford, Brown & Cocking’s (2000)How People Learn. If you are interested, you can find my essay here. My writing skills might be a little rusty, but I hope I made clear that learning is the pathway to acquiring understanding and skills, usable in the real world. Then I mention what that means for teaching. Let me know what you think!