So I felt like this week's lesson was pretty wide-ranging. There was the video that gave an overview of the historical development of learning, followed by readings on what Instructional Design is, and concluded with a look at various theories. I don't think it is ever a bad thing to reflect upon better practices to improve learning. Every year and every class should get some analysis consideration so the teacher can better develop and implement instruction. I feel that most teachers have a pretty good sense about what needs to be conveyed. But there are so many options of how to convey the information and what materials to be used. There are times that reading a primary source will be best. But variety will help to better engage the students. It is easy to fall into a routine and pattern that is comfortable for both the teacher and student. But I believe that the more thought and effort that is put into designing a lesson can help students to be learners and for knowledge to have a greater impact on their lives.