Jessica is back on the podcast again, and today, we continue to talk about the art and science of lesson planning. If you missed last week’s episode, we talked all about the benefits and how-tos of batch lesson planning. In this episode, we break it down even further so that you feel confident and prepared on a daily basis.
We decided to discuss this topic because we hear, time and time again from teachers that lesson-planning consumes their afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Be honest; is that you? Lesson planning can be a fun and creative process, but that doesn’t mean it can’t lead to exhaustion and burnout. The problem is that nothing is fun when it comes at the cost of your relationships and well-being outside of work.
Today we share our best tried-and-true tips for thinking big picture, staying ahead of the game, shifting your lesson-planning mindset, and strategically reusing lesson activities. Tune in to get all the details and transform your relationship with lesson planning forever!
Today you will hear:
- [03:10] Lesson-planning tip #1: Begin with the big picture
- [05:15] Lesson-planning tip #2: Batch plan
- [06:00] Lesson-planning tip #3: Celebrate your progress!
- [08:40] Lesson-planning tip #4: Why using the same lesson activities over and over again is actually a good thing.
- [11:05] Lesson-planning tip #5: How to balance rigor with fun
- [12:45] Lesson-planning tip #6: Prepare your emergency sub plans–like now.
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