Short Term Planning
Although it might not sound it, this is the fun part! Every teacher in the academy is a classroom teacher, we are also responsible for delivering a curriculum to groups of pupils and planning individual lessons that meet the learning objectives and outcomes set out in medium term plans. This is our opportunity to be creative with our teaching, try out ideas and deliver exciting and innovative lessons to share our knowledge and skills with the students at the academy.
Short term planning is clearly the role of the classroom teacher. A starting point for planning a lesson is looking at what the pupils need to learn within a short term time scale, considering ways of delivering this knowledge and skills and then considered how it might be assessed as part of the lesson or series of lessons in the form of formative assessments (see also AFL). Developing learning resources and activities and delivering these is the back bone of our role as a classroom teacher. Sharing ideas, resources and strategies does not only help others in our departments and the academy but its also rewarding.
5 minute lesson plan