This year, probably because all the other middle schools in my district do so, my principal required us to have lesson plans out on our desks. All the teachers at my school wanted to make sure that we're on track with his ideas freaked out, because our principal showed the basic 7 step lesson plan format that we learned back in teacher school. (Don't you just hate those long things?)
I've been using a template similar to what Ms. M (What the Teacher Wants) sells on her blog. Her templates are geared for the K-3 grades and I needed something that works for middle school, so I toiled away and made my own.
I showed this format to my principal and lucky for me, he said it is okay to use in the place of the other (evil) lesson planning format that the other teachers are using. So here is what I use:
I mean, it's not like you have computer elective lesson templates just laying around all over the internet! I have my ELL strategies on the bottom on the page as a reminder, along with my NETS standards and the Teach like a Champion strategies on the bottom right.
I really do have to thank Ms. M for the Assessment idea of circling which assessment you're doing. Really saves time and paper.
NETS and Assessments. I also like having the colors up at the top. Yes, small things make me happy.
My To Do list is usually a mile long... but I try to write in my most important things to do over the week.
So, this is my lesson plan format. What do you think?
I'll be back later this week with my No Opt Out results! :)