The Cycle of Planning, Part 2: How to Backwards Plan

Open to: All teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: After setting strong instructional outcomes (see our previous post on Setting Instructional Outcomes guide), have a game plan for planning a lesson based off the outcomes you’ve created. Find a grade level teacher and walk through the Introduction to Backwards Planning professional learning activity to learn about the importance of backwards planning and how to use our unit template. Stay tuned for our next submission about how to reflect on your lesson planning process.

Take action: Visit to access the above resources, and many more.

For more information: We’d love to hear your reflections or see your work from this cycle. Please share with us by emailing the Teacher Effectiveness Team.

Explore Part 1 of this series: Creating a Lesson Plan for Success

Explore Part 3 of this series: Reflecting Upon Lesson Planning