▯ Sept 26, 2011
Started class with table pictionary - great for review. Can be used to review previous
Why Use Lesson Plans
-lesson plans help structure classroom management and how students want to learn
-organize the teacher
-keep in mind: what students need to learn (curriculum), how will i know if theʼve learned
it? (assessment and evaluation) How will I facilitate that learning (lesson designing)
-Prior knowledge - what do the students need to know or be able to do before lesson
-Inclusive classroom - race, culture, etc. every learner has a fair opportunity to learn.
ESL learners, social class/poverty, learning styles, gender and sexual orientation.You
are removing barriers that may impede student learning.
-Classroom management -- try different seating arrangement etc.
-Overall expectations in a course - Your MUST meet all overall expectations in a
course! Can use these to create themes if doing thematic teaching.
-Speciﬁc expectation in a course - these are to the teacherʼs discretion.
-list expectations as verbs or actions -- shorten it to something that make sense to you.
example, “Students will be able to map the capital cities”. Why? because than can
access that. “By the end of the lesson students will be able to discuss why Canadians
live close to the American border”
Course proﬁles are different from ministry documents. People are hired by a board and
create writing teams to come up with thematic units that meet ministry expectations and
develop lessons that go under lessons. Check out board website to see course outlines.
*Canʼt give participation marks?
How Can I Be Inclusive
ESL/ELL learner - allow electronic dictionaries, clarify instructions after class. Use more
images to give visual cues, have gr. 12 student on spare who wants to gain community
service hours and give choice about verbally or written for testing. Ask yourself are you
assessing content or communication? If communication - need to see reading writing
and speaking at different times (20-25%). If assessing content than do not need to test
them with reading or writing. Graphic novels in history.
Social Class/ Poverty - book class time in library, etc. for anything that requires
technology or internet or printing. Try to include different classes in topics not just
Culture/Race - include mover and shakers of different backgrounds.
Gender/Sexual orientation - include women in lesson plans, watch language used in
classroom and be open to be tlakign about different times of relationships in
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Learning Styles - have opportunities for students that use visual, auditory, include
diverse assignment structures, hands on work, etc. (Differentiated Instruction)
*Ask in school to look at IEPs - have legal responsibility to do everything on IEP
IEP have modiﬁcations and accommodations.
modiﬁcation - must change curriculum exp