It’s time to consider one of the most rewarding and endless parts of being a teacher: planning. Thinking about planning can be daunting, but we’re here to help you get started!
Begin by watching this video, and see a new teacher go step by step through planning a day's lesson.
I believe that thinking deeply about each step of a lesson prepares teachers for success. I don’t just ask teachers to write up lesson plans because I want to know what will happen in their lessons; I ask them to write lesson plans because they learn through writing.”
Looking for completed lesson and unit plans? Check out these resources from the NEA, Universal Design for Learning, and many more.
Ready to start planning your own lessons? Learn about the essential components you'll need to include and where to find the best tools and templates.
Trying to Sort Out Standards?
You're not alone! Watch these quick videos to learn about the math and ELA Common Core State Standards.
- Beyond Right Answers: Math and the CCSS
- Learning to Read the Core: A View from 30,000 Feet
- Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards
- “Skinnying” the Standards into Six Buckets
If you’re wanting to get started with the Next Generation Science Standards, visit our NGSS Deep Dive.
Sometimes the best way to learn about planning is to watch other teachers doing it. Check out our complete collection of planning videos.