lesson plan

It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do, We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.  ~Steve Jobs

This adage doesn’t seem to be understood by many school managements in India. They hire good teachers, and then tie them up with so many instructions that the teachers lose their freedom, their unique style of teaching, and are eventually labelled as unsuccessful teachers. One of these instructions is about the planning of a lesson.

A teacher explains how she planned a demonstration to show her students different states of matter.

A teacher’s planning includes creating resources to help her students practise using English letters and words.

A teacher prepares questions and pictures before a storytelling session to help all his young students understand the story.

If real learning has to happen in children in the classroom, a good preparation on the part of the teacher is a must. We teachers need to know what kind of preparation is necessary. It’s always better to think ‘How does the child learn?’, rather than thinking ‘How to teach the child?’, because the child learns only when he is ready to learn by himself. There is no end to learning, education is a continuous process. While learning in school is one stage, adopting the same in life is another stage.

For Lower Primary Language and Literature Class

A teacher prepares questions and pictures before a storytelling session to help all his young students understand the story.

The assignment that you ask your learners to complete is not same as a practice worksheet.

A good assignment in any subject at any level should take into consideration the following points.

1. An assignment should have a well defined objective.

This series of Grant Snider comics incidentally celebrates the charms and struggles of being a teacher. Grant is a dentist by the day and a wonderful cartoonist too. Check his website Incidental Comics. Here are some that touch the life of a teacher on things ideational, success, struggle & (re)discovery.

Thinking of adding a zing to your lesson plan?

How does one go about bridging the gap between the syllabus for physical education and the actual execution of it during the games period? Nidhi Tiwari tell us how we can develop a sports curriculum and shares with us a sample lesson plan to get us started.

This presentation is intended to serve as a model for teachers to develop better lesson plans when dealing with the topic of nutrition and the components of food.

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