Lesson planning as a team
Lesson planning, divides opinion, is it an out of date activity to write out pages of plans for one lesson? Are sound resources and detailed schemes of work more workable and effective use of a teachers time?
Wherever you stand on that debate the following activity may be useful within departments, teams and even whole school mixed group workshops.
We have a new suggested lesson plan template at our school, made up of several sections which have generated some discussion about best practice. As a department activity I have recreated the template in Google Docs, and will use it as a training tool with staff this coming week.
On the projected screen will be the template, shared with the team, a lesson topic will be agreed and together, laptops and iPads in hand we will work through each section, together creating a (hopefully) outstanding ‘crowd sourced‘ ‘collaborative‘ lesson.
Which we will all teach to our core year 9 students and reflect on afterwards.
I’ll post here the results of our activities and reflections.