Do you wish to stay organised and employ more effective teaching strategies during your lessons? A simple lesson plan template can help you establish a road map for teachers based on what has been taught and where to go next. In addition, it can help simplify the whole learning process by highlighting and focusing on one objective or skill at a time.
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So, what makes a great lesson plan?
Before you begin writing down your lesson and activities, you must really know who your students are, their needs and what exactly they already know. This will help you better create a lesson suitable for their level.
Next, consider what’s the best way to get them to learn. This will depend on their age and interest; for example, older students may not need lots of visual aids and thus learn better with a lecture compared to younger children who may need fewer interactive activities and more sensory toys and tools for writing, reading and maths.
After these questions have been answered, it’s time to put pen to paper and identify the objectives, determine the needs of your students, plan your resources and materials and find ways to engage your students by relating the material to real-world events and current situations.
Then, instruct and present information along with the resources you’ve decided to include in your lesson and allow time for student practice. At the end of the lesson, allow a quick wrap-up and overview of the content and evaluate the lesson. You can do this by providing your students with a short test or quiz to show what they have learnt and understand. This will inform future studies and allow you to decide if you should move on to new concepts or revise further.