5.6 A lesson planning form
During a training workshop in Kaduna, Nigeria, teachers and teaching practice supervisors worked on the key resource TESSA ‘Planning and preparing your lessons’. Together, they developed guidelines for lesson planning.
Activity 28: A lesson planning form
This activity will allow teachers to design a tool which will support them in preparing and planning lessons that are more inclusive.
- The chapter you have just worked through provides you with a checklist of all important components to help you design a lesson planning form. Read it again and continue this list:
- One or several differentiated objective(s)
- One or several learning outcomes
- Look back at the form you created when you completed Activity 20. Is it as exhaustive as it could be?
- If you want to change it, go for it!
- Look at the Lesson planning form prepared by the teachers at a teacher training workshop in Kaduna, Nigeria. Does it include all elements of the list?
- If you want to change your lesson planning form after reading the one prepared by the teachers at the Kaduna workshop, please do.
- Keep your amended lesson planning form and use it to prepare your lessons.
- After teaching two or three lessons using this lesson planning form, think:
- Does the lesson planning form help you be more inclusive in your lessons?
- Justify your answer: why or why not? What evidence do you have?
- Continue to modify the guide until it really helps you in your preparation of inclusive lessons.
If you work with colleagues, compare your experiences and your lesson planning forms.