I have always struggled with lesson planning. I have never quite seen the value in it, apart from giving me an overview of where I want to go. I often deviate as I’m usually wrong about what I anticipate with timings and student reactions, so the hours of pouring over a far too complicated document prior to it all being ripped apart at the seams, in a good way, never seemed worth it.
The 5 minute lesson plan came close to what I was really after but as anyone who knows me will be aware, I am a control freak! So I created my own version- not because the first one wasn’t perfect already but because now it’s a version that works for me. I’m actually writing lesson plans again so thanks @TeacherToolkit for this.
For the first time in 4 years, I have found something that has taken the stress out of lesson planning and can now be used as a document that can help me and the students, rather than a form for Ofsted to peruse, which, in the end, will bear no resemblance to the essence of my lesson anyway.
Here is the link:
Here are some examples (excuse the scrawl):
Here is me talking you through the plan (in a rather unplanned way!):