Sunday, January 17, 2021

New to Lesson Planning?



I work with teachers working on certification processes online.  Just about every course, I meet teachers who for whatever reason never had instruction on how to write lesson plans.  I put together a few resources for them ... thought they might be helpful to someone finding this blog. 


RESOURCE 1: Scholastic often has good ideas for new teachers. This outline for lesson planning is one of those ... written especially with elementary teachers in mind.

The New Teacher's Guide to Creating Lesson Plans

Which of the ideas on this page is helpful to you?

 

RESOURCE 2: This guide doesn't suggest a one "right" way but instead suggests ways to think about lesson planning.

Teaching Guide: Writing lesson plans

Which section in this guide was most helpful to you?

 

RESOURCE 3: Many of us are having to design online learning experiences. Using the 5Es to develop online learning activities is a great way to organize learning.

Tips for Designing an Online Learning Experience Using the 5 Es Instructional Model

The author at this site has several videos to assist in understanding. Which video resonated with you?

 

RESOURCE 4: Maybe you have heard of "backwards planning" but are unsure how it is different from traditional planning. Check out this post: Backward Design: The Basics.

What is your typical lesson planning method??


RESOURCE 5: Last, but not least - This website has some great information about how to write "transformational" lessons!  Which idea might you incorporate in your own lesson planning?