Supporting new teachers for success in the first years! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. In this helpful guide, new teachers will discover key strategies to help build confidence in the classroom and quickly get connected to resources and educators in the field who can stand in the gap to support them. Save time and learn to easily: • Connect with online Communities of Practice • Find and plan 21st Century lessons • Collaborate with a face-to-face or virtual mentor Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “This book gives teachers the resources to lead their students into this global community. The authors represent the growing body of educators who recognize that social media gives power, not problems, to students’ learning.” Angela Maiers, Founder and President Choose2Matter, Inc. and Maiers Education Services, Inc. “This is a stellar exploration of what collaboration and communication can look like in modern education and how it can enhance all aspects of school. . A must read for those wishing to maximize digital tools to increase communication and collaboration with all educational stakeholders.” Adam Bellow, Educational Consultant and Corwin Author, Untangling the Web
Chapter 4: Making Connections for Planning Your Teaching
Making Connections for Planning Your Teaching
A lesson plan is a teacher’s detailed guide or map. It maps the course of instruction for one class, or maybe many if you teach more than one subject. It’s the recipe for the day’s exciting learning!
A daily or weekly lesson plan is developed by a teacher to guide class instruction. Details will vary depending on the preference of the teacher and the subject matter being covered. Schools or school districts may have guidelines regarding the lesson plan. They may even have mandates.
[Page 34]That being said, there’s always a way to make your lesson plan uniquely your own. How to prepare the lesson plan will also be important. Some teachers enjoy using ...