The best educational theories and the most careful logic don’t always lead to the most successful lesson plan. Why? Students are human!
Category: Teacher Talk
Creating a Powerful Lesson Plan part 4: Be Generous with Options
An opinion: lesson plans should be too long to fit the time available. If it’s just long enough, it’s too short.
Creating a Powerful Lesson Plan part 3: Use Direct Speech
How (not) to write helpful instructions in the teacher notes for a lesson.
Creating a Powerful Lesson Plan part 2. Get the ingredients ready before baking the cake
A discussion of the importance of structuring a plan so that students have all the language they need to complete the activities.
Creating a Powerful Lesson Plan part 1: Remember Chekhov’s Gun
A plea for greater attention to coherence in lesson planning.