PLANNING LESSONS (Planning Questions
(To offer the best lesson is the…
(To offer the best lesson is the objective and to have all that question answered is necessary in order that the students and the teachers have a good prossess of learning)
How does it work?
-Who does what first?
-How and when should students be put in pairs or groups?
-When do we give instructions?
-What should those instructions be?
-What should we be doing while the students are working in groups?
How long will it take?
Teachers should at least try to
stimate how long each activity will take so they they can
muasure their progress at the lesson continues against their proposed "timetable".
What will be needed?
-A board, a CD or tape player, an overhead projector, some role-cards or a computer.
-Thinking about the best way of doing something, rather than automatically choosing the most techonologically exciting option.
What might go wrong?
Identifying problems that might arise in the lesson, in that way the teacher is in a much better position to deal with them if and when they occur.
Who exactly are the students for this activity?
-The studentnt's age, level, cultural background and individual characteristics have to be taken into account when deciding what activities, texts or methodologies to use in the classroom.
How will it fit in with what comes before and after it?
An activity can be good, but it have to have a connection with the previous activity and also the future activity.
Reasons for planning
(To take in count that the lesson should not be improved because it can interrupt the learning prosses)
-A plan gives the lesson a framework, an overall shape.
-The teacher needs to have a destination which they want their students reach.
-Remind the teachers what they intended to do.
-Teachers can be observed as part of an assessment or performance review.
A prososal for action
(Different situations can pass during the class and to have a "plan B" is important to solve any of that situations)
-In order to modified the plan.
-To solve an unexpected language problem in the middle of the class.
-The teacher need to be flexiblle enough to cope with unforseen events.
After the lesson
(The lessons have to be connected and to achieve a good proccess teachers have to know what is the main goal, also to be aware that the strategy used is working)
-Planning the future lesson on the basis of what happened in the previous class.
-Using feedback from students to evaluate lessons and activities.
.Modifications will greatly enhance our ability to manage the class.
-Inviting a colleage into the classroom and ask them to observe what happens and make suggestions afterwards.
-Keeping a journal and to record their thoughts about what happen during the class.
-Teachers need to assess how well their students are progressing.