A well-written lesson plan is important to help teachers with their day-to-day activities in the classroom. A lesson plan is important because it provides the teacher with a tangible direction of what they are doing for the day, and how they are going to assess student knowledge. Not only does the lesson plan support the long-term process of achieving student academic goals, but it can also help with the management of the classroom. As an instructional leader, when observing a classroom that has management issues, it is important to go back to the basics, which is the lesson plan and engaging the students in the learning process.
Part A: Lesson Plan Review
Locate a lesson plan either online or from your field experience site and in 250-500 words, review the strengths and weaknesses of the lesson plan, including, but not limited to the following components:
- Alignment to objectives
- Content-based learning materials
- Learning strategies
- Instructional strategies
- Technology to enhance instruction
- Informal and formal assessment
Part B: Coaching the Teacher
As an instructional leader, you are going to be providing feedback to teachers on lesson planning. The feedback you provide should be specific, constructive, and based on performance and continual improvement. In 250-500 words, prepare the feedback you would provide the instructor on this lesson plan. Include the following:
- Reinforcement: Highlight something positive in the lesson plan.
- Refinement: Choose the most crucial part for the teacher to work on.
- Strategy: Provide a research-based strategy to support the refinement.
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.
Submit Parts A and B as one deliverable.