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Unlearning: Changing Your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL


Allison Posey & Katie Novak



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About the Book

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) suggests exciting ways to design and deliver engaging, rigorous learning experiences—as a growing international movement of UDL practitioners can attest. However, implementing UDL also requires us to unlearn many beliefs, assumptions, and teaching practices that no longer work.

In this lively and fun book, UDL experts Allison Posey and Katie Novak identify elements of what they call “The Unlearning Cycle” and challenge educators to think again about what, how, and why they teach. The authors share hard-won lessons in a caring, collegial way. Unlearning is a refreshing tonic for anyone looking to rejuvenate their teaching practice and make room for growth.

Unlearning is available in paperback ($26.00, 128 pages, 6x9″, ISBN: 978-1-930583-44-3) and EPUB formats ($26.00, ISBN: 978-1-930583-47-4)!

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Watch the entire series of short videos to get behind-the-scenes insights from Katie and Allison about Unlearning.

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About the Authors

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Allison Posey, MEd, is a Senior Content Editor & Producer at CAST and a graduate of Harvard’s Mind, Brain, and Education master’s program. She is the author of Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning that Taps into the Power of Emotion (ASCD).

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Katie Novak, EdD, is an internationally renowned education consultant, author, graduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. Katie has more than 19 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and ten published books, including the best-selling education book, UDL Now!.

You can find her online at and on Twitter at @KatieNovakUDL.

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Table of Contents

  • Three Teaspoons of Lemon Juice: Not an Introduction Because Not Everyone Reads Those
  • Chapter 1: Apples and Buffets 
  • Chapter 2: The UDL Road Trip
  • Chapter 3: Transform Your Tried-and-True Techniques
  • Chapter 4: Prioritize Engagement
  • Chapter 5: Relight the Pilot Light to Unleash Expert Learners
  • Chapter 6: Take Action
  • References
  • Appendix A: Books and Articles to Learn More About UDL
  • Appendix B: UDL Guidelines
  • Appendix C: UDL Progression Rubric
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Index

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