How often have you, a preschool (or home/family day care) teacher, been in this situation? Your preschoolers have gone for the day; the collages they made today are on display; and you're ready to leave. You're a great preschool teacher - tomorrow's lesson plan is done. You've got a great preschool game and activity for your circle time.
This guide is not meant to be the one and only way to develop a lesson plan; however, it is going to provide you with at least some good methods to start with. A general overview highlights the key points of creating a useful and working lesson plan.
Are your students loathe to practice as much as they should? OK, you can stop laughing and pick yourself up off the floor now. I know it wasn't the brightest question. But I asked it to make a point, of course.
Understanding the phases of the moon can be a tricky concept for a child in elementary school. There are many different aspects of the phases of the moon that children should learn. A moon phase lesson plan should be educational, yet fun so the students can better understand the lesson they are taught.
First you found a killer science project idea, then you did a great science project. Now, you've got to write it all up to compete in your science fair. Your written report is the single most important part of any science fair project. A well-written report can make a pathetic project look pretty good, and a good project look exceptional.
New teachers often put in 12-16 hour days during their first year of teaching. Since so much of lesson planning depends on what happened during the previous lessons, it's difficult to plan a lesson too much in advance. But there are long and short term strategies that new teachers can easily use to help them cope in their first year before teaching takes over their lives.
Nine year-old Elizabeth sits quietly listening as her mother reads from a well-written book on natural science. Mother reads a paragraph or two, and then asks Elizabeth to tell in her own words what was just read. The child eagerly relates the content of the paragraphs, often using some of the same expressive language as she has just heard.
Among teachers, one particular group in this profession deserves to be recognized more than the others - they are the special education teachers - specialized teachers who work with students of special needs that not every teacher is able to teach. If you are one of these teachers this article is to help you create a lesson plan for your students.
If you are an ESL teacher you probably know how difficult it can be to write a good plan for your ESL class. Very often we come to class and soon get really frustrated because the plan that we have prepared does not seem to work. Or it doesn't work with this particular group of students.
Twenty years ago when my son was small, I would play English games with him in an attempt to raise him bilingually. He really liked those games, and when he outgrew them, I used them in my elementary school classes. I was amazed to see how enraptured Japanese youngsters were with English games.