In the last post on titled Lesson Planning: Start at the End I likened the planning process to the design work of an architect, starting with a vision of the end product or concept for a building before passing it over to the builders for construction. Teachers are both architects and builders and this is … Continue reading
Teaching is an unusual profession in so much as you need to be both the architect of the learning and its builder. Architects start with a vision or concept of what a house or building should be whereas builders start with the foundations and build upwards from this solid ground.
“To plan or not to plan, that is the question”, with apologies to William Shakespeare on whose 450th birthday I’m penning this blog post. Lesson planning has potentially become a tragedy of Shakespearian proportion due to the amount of time teachers invest in it, sometimes with very little return for their efforts, in terms of … Continue reading