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Lesson Planning Questions
May 02, 2015

Lesson Planning Questions

This is the wonderful group of Mentors
I have been learning with for the past two years!

As my second year of mentoring is winding down, I am realizing that I ask many of the same questions frequently.

Helping new teachers is all about asking the right question at the right time.

I thought you might like them to help you think about your lessons!

  • What do you know about the content you are teaching?
  • What will the students learn in this lesson?
  • How will you assess for that knowledge gain?
  • How are you going to explain the content and directions?
  • How will the students explain that they understand the content and directions?
  • Are students working hard and proud of their work?
  • Do students understand what they are supposed to do and are completing it with enthusiasm?
  • What do you know about your students?
  • How will you differentiate based on that knowledge?
  • How are the products and groups differentiated to meet all students’ needs?
  • How will you scaffold the lesson so everyone is learning?
  • How are the assessments differentiated to meet all students’ needs?
  • Did the students learn?
  • What data did you collect to support your reflection?
  • What resources will best fit the learning goal?
  • How will you differentiate resources to meet that goal?
  • How will you ensure everyone is learning?
  • How will you assess students learning?
  • How will you differentiate assessments?
  • When you gather the data - what will you do with it?
  • How will you create groups or differentations based on the data?
  • Are students working on activities that are at their learning level?
  • Are students challenged and actively thinking?
  • What is the best way to arrange the room and tools to meet the learning goal?
  • How will you ensure that all students can see and hear at all points of the lesson?
  • Does the physical space support the engagement of all students?
  • Do students have access to all learning tools needed?
This might be a good tool to have by your plan book.

The next time you are planning reflect on some of them!

Yay! Enjoy!

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