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Lesson Planning for Teachers: Steps to Success

Learn how to plan great lessons with this collection of tools and strategies for teachers at any level
Thomas Rogers
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Set SMART lesson objectives and outcomes
Incorporate assessment strategies into lesson plans
Understand the different ways to differentiate learning through the planning process
Understand the way different room layouts can impact on teaching and learning
Be aware of educational research regarding lesson planning
Use the quiz as a checklist in your lesson planning process

Not sure where to start when trying to plan the perfect lesson? Unsure on how to formulate a plan?

This course is designed to support teachers at both primary and secondary level in how to go about planning lessons with the progress of students in mind. 

The course includes:

  • Definitive guidance on what various research bodies, including OFSTED, have said about what constitutes great teaching and learning and how that relates to lesson planning
  • Detailed instruction and advice on how to plan for assessment and differentiation effectively
  • Concise support on how to set and deliver effective lesson objectives and outcomes
  • Various document downloads including templates to support the planning process

If you are a new teacher trying to work out the best way to plan a lesson or series of lessons or a more experienced teacher looking to “get back to basics”, then this course is for you. 

This course is the second in a series of courses designed for teachers that includes, Creating a Classroom Buzz, a highly acclaimed CPD course currently in the top 20 on Udemy for teacher training.

I can’t wait to welcome you as a new student!

An introduction to planning for progress

An introduction to lesson planning

Welcome to the course!

The essentials of planning for progress

Outstanding teaching and Learning - what is it?
Great teaching and learning: what do OFSTED say? (2016)
  • Become aware of the key components of great teaching and learning according to OFSTED (2016)
  • Consider what you need to include when planning lessons
Essential elements of lesson planning
The Four Part Lesson - What is it and why is it useful?

By the end of this lecture you will understand how to implement the four part lesson plan across a series of lessons

By the end of this lecture, you will be aware of misconceptions in planning and delivery of high quality teaching and learning

Lesson Plan Proforma
Setting effective lesson objectives and outcomes

By the end of this lecture, you will understand what effective lesson objectives and outcomes look like. You will also be able to develop and write your own objectives and outcomes for any type of lesson across any subject area.

Examples of effective lesson objectives and outcomes
Planning in Questions

This lecture explores the different types of questions you could look to incorporate into your lesson plans, backed up by academic research.

Planning for differentiation

By the end of this lecture, you will understand what differentiation is, the pitfalls of implementation and some possible solutions and tools for planning for differentiation.

Planning for assessment

By the end of this lecture, you will understand the different types of assessment that you can embed into your own lesson plans as well as some tools for implementation.

Setting up your Classroom

By the end of this lecture, you will understand why the setting up of a classroom is intrinsically linked to the lesson planning process.

Set-up tools
Planning checklist

If you have planned a lesson or series of lessons, use this quiz to prompt some self evaluation.

You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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