Monday, August 1, 2016

The Perfect Lesson Plan

Are you a new teacher--or a long-term teacher--who wants to keep up with the dizzying pace of educational shifts?   
The Perfect Lesson Plan—and your best observation lesson ever—will be easier with this extensive resource. The Perfect Lesson Plan includes checklists, charts, cheat-sheets, tips, class posters, lesson plans and lesson plan templates for K – 5.

It will help you navigate through the modern mini-lesson, and master every detail—from lesson planning to presentation. You’ll find expert advice on the learning target, small group work, differentiation, share strategies, behavior management, and using technology in a lesson.
Whether you’re a new teacher eager to put it all together or a seasoned pro looking to keep up with changing times, The Perfect Lesson Plan will guide you.  


• A One-Page Cheat-Sheet Lesson Plan that will help you get started
• How to write a lesson
• How to present a lesson most effectively
• How to prepare your students for an observation
• Pre-observation meeting
• Post-observation interview questions and how to best answer them
• Danielson demystified: the gold standard checklist for teacher evaluation
• Sample lesson plans in reading, writing, and math
• Editable lesson plan templates
• Editable Curriculum Map for a Unit of Lessons
• Educational buzzwords explained in plain language
• Job interview tips so you can present a mini- lesson and sound like a pro…

A detailed look at each part of a lesson:

• Learning target
• Teaching point
• Check for understanding
• Questioning techniques
• Follow-up questions
• Depth of knowledge
• Active engagement
• Accountable talk
• Turn and talk
• Small group work
• Differentiation
• Reading conference
• Writing conference

• Guided reading
• Multiple points of entry
• Next steps checklist
• Lesson sharing
• Brain breaks
• Exit slips
• Co-teaching
• Curriculum mapping
• Behavior management

The Perfect Lesson is a recipe, soup to nuts.

If you teach 5 lessons a day over 180 days of a school year, that’s 900 lessons—much less daunting once you have a plan and a routine!  Relax, absorb the material, and remember, awareness is the first step toward mastery.

I'm wishing you all the best!

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