Criteria for Designing a Sequence of Learning:
An engaging and coherent unfolding of topics that seems
logical and sensitive to learners (avoid front-loading;
rather immerse students in stories or performance).
Reiterations and rethinking of key ideas and skills
(constantly call for and require key ideas).
A curriculum construed as a narrative, with each unit
being a chapter (units as parts of a naturally unfolding
Some “hook” to maximize student interest and persistence.
Flexibility with clear goals (build in room for change as a
result of difficulties, emerging questions, and student