A1: All three. I like to havw unit plan in place before starting a unit. I give a bit more planning on a weekly basis. Then I will prepare and make sure that my science plans are ready and I give my final plans a once over and maybe “spice things up” on a daily basis #AoBedchat
Joe Miller - science and math teacher at @StAugustineElem. A1: I like to begin with unit and thinking about the type of project or assessment I want to have students complete and work backwards. I reflect weekly or even change mid lesson when necessary! #AOBEdChat
A2 For math, I rely on the text more. Has concrete examples and a central location of information on operations. For SS, use the text as a source, but like to focus on projects and primary sources to meet goals. #AoBEdChat
#AoBEdChat A2: The textbook is a great resource in the planning process. As we follow a Standards-Based curriculum, the Standards should lead in the planning process with the textbook and any other resources used to help the students reach those Standards.
A3: I feel I have flexibility in my planning. Although I follow the Lab Learner series for science. I like to have the ability to “spice up my lessons” with other labs and activities to boost student learning.#AoBedchat
#AoBEdChat A3. I think how detailed a lesson plan is depends on the teacher. Some people need everything written down, others do not. The lesson plan should be a tool that works as an aide to the teacher, not verbatim.
#AoBEdChat A5: Start with the Standards and plan out how you are going to get the students to achieve those Standards. This is where personalizing instruction is key as not all students need the same skills or learn the same way.
A5: when backwards mapping a unit I always keep then end-goal in mind. Then Iplan my unit fitting in detailed activities so that students are getting a sequential progression of information to get to that end-goal #AoBedchat
A5- i look at the goals, focus on essential questions, and try to come up with engaging lessons. Then get a rough idea how long it will take to cover. However, sometimes assessments might dictate a change in daily plans #AoBEdChat
A5: Look at standards for unit, design a project or performance assessment that meets those standards, and then create lessons. I like STEMcentric planning guides since they force me to think about integrating other content areas. #AoBedchat
A6- Templates keep the format familiar with students. Predictability in some cases is a blessing for Ss. It helps Ss understand where they are in the lesson and can focus on work and not caught off guard. #AoBEdChat
A7- Plan as best you can. Prepare for worst. Try to make lesson authentic and meet Ss where they are. Constantly using a variety of assessments during the class gives me a concept check of where to go #AoBEdChat
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A1: I do need to plan each lesson, though I occasionally find myself tossing the plan out the window based on student pacing/interest. Planning, though, helps me ensure that I have the materials I might need!#AoBedchat