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 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ’. 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.

Lesson planning form