If you know that, this year, you’d like to become more efficient with your lesson planning so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your time outside of the classroom, this podcast episode is for you!
There is no question that batch planning is the absolute best way to take control of your time and be a more effective teacher, but getting started can definitely be overwhelming. Fortunately, committing to getting it done is the most important step; we’ll help you with the rest.
In today’s episode, we share exactly how to begin batch lesson planning by first looking at your entire school year, then getting more granular by focusing on individual units, and finally planning daily lessons. We discuss all of our best strategies in this episode so that you can learn from our many years of practice!
Tune in now to hear:
- [00:50] Why progress over perfection should be your new attitude in the classroom
- [01:05] How batch planning gave us our sanity back!
- [02:45] How to look at a year-long calendar and make rough plans
- [04:15] How to break down one unit into small pieces
- [05:40] How to use an into, through, and beyond framework to plan your lesson sequences
- [07:20] Why essential questions can be helpful in giving your units direction
- [10:00] How to “rinse and repeat” lesson plans to save yourself time!
- [11:00] About our Batch Planning Live event!
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