By Melissa Kelly, About.com Guide
Lesson Plan Basics
To start creating effective lesson plans, you must begin with some of the basics. Here we cover the basics of creating a lesson plan. Once this is mastered, you can expand to create truly innovative and interest-building lessons.
- How to Write Lesson Plans
- Lesson Plan Template
- Integrating Curriculum
- Lecture Pros and Cons
- Whole Group Discussion Pros and Cons
Each curriculum area has its own requirements and needs. Designing individual courses and creating new lessons can be difficult yet very rewarding. These resources are intended to help schools and teachers as they design their own curriculum.
- Creating Cohesive Curriculum Plans of Study
- Importance of Integrating Curriculum
- English Plan of Study
Assessments are an extremely important part of any classroom. Lessons should always be created with the appropriate assessments in mind. Create effective assessments that can help your students each and every day with the following tools and information.
- Assessment Item Creation and Review
- Bloom's Taxonomy
- Assessment Related Glossary Terms
- High Stakes Testing
- FCAT Resources
Reaching All Students
As the teaching profession has evolved, teachers are required to do more to reach all students. While special education students have the benefit of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), regular students do not. Therefore, it is our job as teachers to do all we can to reach and teach all students. Following are some resources that can help you in this endeavor.
Warm Ups and Review
Warm ups are an excellent way for teachers to begin each period. They can help provide review of a previous topic or introduce new material. They give students something to accomplish of an educational nature while allowing the teacher time to take roll and perform other housekeeping duties.