September 30, 2007

The following quote from Standard————————————–Lesson Plan

Peaked my interest about planning for classes and how planning and instruction work together.

Another thing that we need to do is consider the temper of our class when we are writing those highly detailed lesson plans and including all those standards as required in Kentucky. Classes don’t all have the same personality and what works for one may not work for another. Bridging this gap requires being very knowledgeable in your area and flexible enough to come at a topic in a variety of ways, sometimes at a moment’s notice.

Perspective varies based upon what level of the educational system that you work at. Teachers recognize that instruction does need to be flexible based upon class dynamics. Administrators’ perspective focus upon large group delivery by multiple instructors so they see the world in systems of objectives  that all of the students need to learn.

Teachers are required to write in depth lesson plans to satisfy the administration but really good teacher will be dynamic in the classroom based upon the class needs just as the quotation says.

So should we continue to require teachers to write lesson plans? I think so but they could be a lot less in depth so teachers will feel that they can be dynamic in the classroom based upon group dynamics.


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