Planning and Teaching by @heatherleatt

Name: Heather Leatt
Twitter name: @heatherleatt
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Senior LA Adviser
What is your advice about? Planning and teaching

1: Keep on top of planning. Make time to do it properly.

2: Don’t worry if a lesson plan doesn’t work or goes awry. Reflect on why this happened, chat it over with a colleague and makes changes for next time.

3: Run ideas past someone else or do some collaborative planning if you’re struggling with a topic. Asking advice can save you from reinventing the wheel!

4: Plan backwards; start with being clear about what you want the pupils to have learnt by the end of the lesson and then plan how you’ll get them there.

5: Don’t be afraid to deviate from the plan if it’s not working with the class. No need to follow a plan slavishly if it’s clearly out of step with pupils’ needs.

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