To review existing lesson planning

Aim

To review existing lesson planning.

Evidence and reflection

For trainee teachers, we suggest that you select one lesson plan that you were responsible for creating. Review the plan in the light of the seven topics discussed above. To what extent does your plan reflect these elements and the issues associated with them? What might be done to improve your specific plan or the next plan in the teaching sequence? Compare your planning with that of another trainee or with another teacher in a different teaching team in your school. What are the similarities and differences? How might your planning be improved?

Extension

Most teachers will agree that planning becomes more streamlined with experience. From the perspective of school inspectors, clearly stated objectives, task differentiation strategies and assessable outcomes are key features that are looked for in any plan.

Review some lesson plans over at least three curriculum areas. Are these features clear in your planning?