The Cycle of Planning, Part 1: Creating a Lesson Plan for Success!

Open to: All teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: This is the first part of a three part series on the lesson planning process. After reflecting on your last lesson (see our previous post on the Teacher Self Reflection Tool) you may have asked yourself: How do I plan for better outcomes for my students? Every great lesson starts with strong objectives to guide students to the learning you desire. Use the Setting Instructional Outcomes guide to craft instructional outcomes that are rigorous, clear, measurable, and written to maximize student learning. In Part 2 of this lesson planning series, we will focus on backwards planning.

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See Part 2: How to Backwards Plan

See Part 3: Reflecting Upon Lesson Planning