I can still remember when I was a 2nd year teacher and a colleague told me about Understanding by Design, Backward Planning and Grant Wiggins. Since then, Grant has grown into one of my educational heroes, and I’m just blown away to see that he’d take an interest in anything I have to say. But this is the power of twitter. Buy creating a passionate community focused on education, it’s pretty easy even for nobodies like me to rub shoulders occasionally with giants. I can’t think of any other medium that makes things like this possible.