Reflective Essay On Lesson Plan

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Lesson planning is a highly important part of teaching. Lesson plans are a teacher’s guide in his or her class room. They outline the learning goals and objectives for a particular lesson or chapter; they may also include the activity the teacher has planned and the supplies they will need to help the students complete that assignment. During my field placement I have yet to see my cooperating teacher plan out her lessons for the week, but it is clear she has a lesson plan. She usually has a lecture planned out for each day and she uses the textbook to outline the students learning objectives. After reading the article about lessoning planning and observing at my field placement I have come to appreciate lesson planning more and have also deloped …show more content…
She told me this is a learning year for her. Therefore, she uses the class textbook as the main guide for her learning objectives and goals, because they are already explained at the beginning of each chapter. She bases her lectures off each section of the book and has her students complete a worksheet at the end of her lesson. For her year book class it is a little more difficult to have a lesson plan because, there are not any lectures or daily assignments. However, the students in this class are responsible for working on their assigned yearbook pages and completing them by the deadline. I would describe her lesson plans as simple. They lack detail and are mostly limited to reading a section from the book with little …show more content…
Lesson plans should also include a plan of action or a way for the teacher to accomplish the teaching goals and learning objectives. A general outline would start by outlining the learning objects. This would include the topic of the lesson, what the students should learn from the lesson, and the main points the students should take away from the lesson. The next step is creating an introduction to lesson. This is an important step, because it can be used to find out what the class already knows about the concept and any misconceptions they may have. After developing an introduction it is time to get to the main aspect of lesson planning, the learning activities. This is how a teacher presents the information and explains it to his or her class. It is important for teachers to plan multiple ways of explaining each topic in case the students are having difficulty grasping the information. The next is developing a way to test the students understanding whether it be asking them simple questions at the end of a lecture or creating an assignment for them to do. The last step to developing a lesson plan guideline is creating a conclusion and a preview for the next lesson. It is important to understand that lesson plans should have a time frame, but it should be flexible. Some lessons may take longer than planned and others may go quickly so, it

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