Wednesday 13 January 2016

Lesson Planning Advice

Lesson planning takes practice, and for those who have done very little, if any, what worries you the most about the process? Those of you who have done some lesson planning, what advice can you give to others?

Advice for lesson planning :

1. Start with the end in mind. Know what you want your students to know. Use backwards by design.

2. Think about a strong hook to capture your students' interest. What provocation can you use?

3. Be prepared to change your plan on the fly - be flexible.

4. Choose assessment tools that make sense with your lessons.

5. Have opportunities to extend and support the lesson.

6. Prepare all your materials in advance.

7. Only integrate technology if it makes sense and enhances the learning.

8. Think about your questioning strategies.

9. Be aware of timing, including transitions.

10. Think about the set up of the classroom, groups, physical layout.

11. Don't plan too far ahead - let your students' inquiries guide you. 

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