[College & Teachers] Tips for Developing Your Lesson Plan!

Lesson Plan is a mind map which contains lessons and techniques used by teachers. It is created before teaching. It becomes important because teacher can enhance the students’ ability through it. Moreover, teachers are able to calculated the time in learning and teaching.

A good lesson plan will bring good effects to the lesson given to the students. Whenever it is not well-developed, the students will not be able to absorb the materials maximally. Creating lesson plan can be confusing for some teachers and students of Education Faculty, especially when the lessons must be divided into themes for around two until three meetings. Troublesome lesson plans will be burdens for students of Education Faculty when doing teaching simulation

In this article, there will be several tips which you can try in order to create lesson plans. I hope it really helps you!

1. Skills vs Themes

In everyday situation, we may see some teachers are confused in deciding skills and the themes. Factually, you should not get confused of those two things.

As your first start, you can see the textbook of the students. After that, you can choose among four language skills. For example, you choose speaking, then you can decide the kinds of activity to improve speaking skills. Once you have the ideas, it will be easier to decide the themes, but make sure that you choose proper themes which are suitable for the students’ age.

2. Achievement Indicator

Achievement indicator is goals which you want your students to master. It is the most important part in creating lesson plan because you can guarantee the results after following your lesson.

This part must be relevant with the skills chosen. While deciding indicators, you have to arrange it neatly. You can use specific words such as determine, identify, etc.

3. Types of activity

This part will connect to scaffolding and worksheets or practice given. It must be mention in your lesson plan so that it can be clear.

Do not forget to look back to the indicators while choosing the activities. Since you have decided what skills your students must master, it must be relevant and interconnected.

4. Media

When you have decided skills, themes, indicators, and activity, you should know what kinds of media you will use when teaching.

Including media in your lesson plan will help you in preparing the lesson. You will be not disappointed whenever you have determined media in teaching.

5. Techniques

Techniques are about how you deliver the materials to the students. It helps your students to learn and understand the materials. This part must be carefully decided because once you use wrong techniques, it will affect to goals or indicators.

Techniques used in teaching must be included in order to achieve the goals decided. The techniques you have chosen may not be fully used according to the situation and condition since there will be some possibilities such as the absence of a student or noises

6. Sources

The last part is sources where you get materials. Materials from internet or any references books are not fully developed from you, so you must include the sources.

Usually, sources are included when it is about worksheets, videos, or techniques.

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