should be always encouraged to look for variety of effective activities that can
be applied in the lessons. It is better that teachers have more diversity of
options because learners would be bored if they have only listening and copying
It is said in a theory that there should be at least four
different activities in a period of lesson, such as
3) writing, and
4) one more. "One more" could be simply an
observation or a discussion or searching information.
Teachers can build a
constructive lesson plan with only four activities.
Thank you for your contribution, Zainab. I would like to refer it to the activities we are invited to carry out in the course, but I am struggling. Is it reflection point on the quiz or is it activity 2.5?
I agree with you, lesson preparation and planning is absolutely crucial. One of my colleagues used to say "Fail to plan = plan to fail".
I also agree with you that the lesson often needs to be broken down into various activities, but what is important to me it that these activities support the learners in attaining the expected learning outcomes for the lesson (unit).
The following TESSA resources offer clear and constructive guidance on lesson
This is really interesting - thanks for sharing. Forms can support teachers into thinking about learners but it doesn't work if teachers don't see a problem with writing 'listening' 'copying' 'chanting' in the column for what learners are doing. The same applies to teacher education.
What do think about this form? Why is this form more learner centred? Could it be improved?