What is a Lesson Plan?

What is a lesson plan? This seems to confound new teachers. A lesson plan is a written document of what you plan to teach, how you plan to teach it, and how you will check for student understanding of the information. Some schools  want everyone to follow a template.  Others do not. Some schools review lesson plans weekly.  Others do not. Some schools post lesson plans online. Others do not.  The only constant is that a lesson is done prior to teaching a lesson.  Be prepared with a week’s worth of lesson plans.  Keep a set of emergency lesson plans available that substitute teachers can easily follow.  Writing a lesson plan gets easier over time but it still takes time. It may feel like work overload at times but it has to be done.  A digital version that can be copied and pasted will make the task easier in the future.

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