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How often to change lesson plans?

Mar 20, 2017 3:05am

Hello,
I was just wondering what everyone's opinion was on when you need to refresh lesson plans and learning materials. For instance, is it okay to use the same lesson plans year after year or is it a good idea to refresh them every year?

Any help will be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Greg

  • Math / Science
  • 10-12
  • Engagement / New Teachers / Planning

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    • Mar 28, 2017 10:54am

      Just as Heather said - the best time to review how a lesson went is immediately after it - make some notes about what worked and what did not, and any changes you can think of that would help improve it. You don't have to start from scratch each year but learning from your experience and making slight changes is both time effective and content/lesson effective so it is a win win for teacher and students!

      • Apr 8, 2017 12:02pm

        It's fine to use the same lessons because you become an expert at that particular piece of instruction. However, the key is to write in any suggestions for the next year. If problem 5 is confusing you might decide to do that one as a class and save everyone from frustration with little merit. My students have also found several incorrect answers over the years. I write weekly plans but I replan each and every day.