How to write an excellent lesson plan?

China
May 5, 2009 8:40pm CST
Hi, as a teacher, what lesson plan tools do you use to prepare for a lesson? If I want to write an excellent lesson plan to take part in a contest, what should I prepare for?
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• Spain
11 May 09
to write an excellent plan can be hard. you will need to get over to the judges what exactly you would be wanting the children to learn/get out of the lesson without boring them by having too much written down. on my last school insection i was told that my lesson plans were excellent, that they understood extactly what i wanted to do in the lesson and that they could visulaise themselves what i wanted to do. my first step was to decide what type of lesson i wanted to teach to 'show off', i then roughed out a basic lesson of how i would introduce the topic- this included stimulating questions that were open-ended and could spark the imaginatiions of the children. then i decided what the main focus activity was going to be- i made sure that i had a balance of both practical and written work so that the class would fully understand what was going on and what i wanted them to gain fo the experience. then lastly, i made sure that my ending of the lesson directly related back to my orginal learning intentions from the intro and main teaching session. I set my lesson plan out in the form of detailled- but not overly so- bullit points. i clearly labelled my differentation for each group and the resouces that i would need. i also made sure that the questions that i would pose to my students were also there. i hope that this helps and good luck with the competition!
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• China
12 May 09
Thanks for your response in detail. I think you consider many factors together to prepare an excellent lesson. The feedback of students is very important to decide what lesson plan should design. The reflection of the teacher is another important factor for improving the quality of future lesson plan. Thank you again. Have a nice day.
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• United States
6 May 09
http://www.adprima.com/objectives.htm This is a link to a guide for writing objectives for a lesson. Where I am they stress this for a semester before they introduce lesson plans because your plan should be based on your objective. Another way to write a great lesson plan is to include in your lesson many strategies that teach to the multiple intelegences. http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html That is a link to Gardner's multiple intelegences. If you can write a great lesson that includes these things then you are sure to win.
• China
6 May 09
Thanks. When I was a freshman in the university, I learned Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. He is a great educator. I think I must consider many concrete factors to design the lesson plan.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
6 May 09
hey I am a teacher too, and I would always come up with my own ideas of lesson planning. What you can do is a long process. Firstly decide on what is it that you want to give to the children from the lesson, you know like how much information you would want to give. Then research on the various ways in which you can teach the same thing. Then decide on the kind of children you are catering to. Decide on the number of lectures/sessions/periods you are going to give to complete the topic. Then divide your lesson plan into the sessions, lesson details for each session, the class work and homework. Depending on the framework make it as detailed as possible with use of least number of words. Got that. Confusing I know. But once before you begin to write a lesson plan just plan every thing possible like the aim of your teaching to the number of periods you can give to it to the point where it is the best way to teach. And when you give all these details in a lesson plan without making it lengthy you have your bes lesson plan. I am really glad you have such contests there. We dont have such opportunities here.
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• Philippines
21 May 09
My professor always tells us that a good lesson plan is one that has good objectives and meets the three objective domains which are the affective, cognitive and psychomotor domain of a learner. All parts of the lesson plan should meet all these objectives from the lesson proper down to the evaluation and assignment :)
• China
21 May 09
Thank you for your kind response. Happy mylotting!
@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
6 May 09
I'm not a teacher, yet, but I'm going for a BA in education and part of my course work is to write lesson plans. I think there's a big push for lesson plans that focused on children's interests and hands on activites.
• China
6 May 09
Thanks for your kind response.