During your schooling or pre-teachers days, it’s hard to be prepared for the avalanche of lesson planning you’ll have to do once your actual teaching begins.
To fast track your learning curve, here are eight questions to think as you prepare your lessons.
Students: What are the academic, social, physical, personal, and emotional needs of my students?
Strategies: Which teaching strategies will best facilitate my students’ learning?
Grouping: Should I group heterogeneously or homogeneously? What size should my groups be?
Timing: When is the best time to do this lesson? Are there prerequisites my students should have mastered?
Materials: What materials and human resources do I need for the lesson to be successful?
Success: Was the lesson successful? Were my students interested? Did my students learn? What didn’t work? What will I do differently next time?
Sequence: What can I do next to build upon this lesson? How can I make it flow?
Rationale: What is the reason for doing this? What objectives will be accomplished?
We have prepared sample lesson plans for you to use as a reference and guide. Please visit lesson guide page for topics and details.