Lesson Plans

This post is a bit of a confessional…

For 15+ years I have been operating without the added task and pressure of submitting weekly lesson plans to admin. But this year they have decided to implement a district-wide lesson plan format and requirements.

My previous planning has been substantial. I am a planner. I am an organizer. And I love technology, planners and forms. In fact, if you ask me to design a form, you will set my heart on fire. But if you ask me for unnecessary paperwork, and give me a clunky form to do it on…. I will get a little passive aggressive!  I will redesign your lame forms and  I will bury you in paperwork!

Luckily I do have a great relationship with my building admin. So I could joke with her about redesigning her form. We also negotiated that the power points that I make for each unit and my weekly calendar satisfy the intended purpose of the lesson plan form. The purpose of which is to ensure that teachers are doing backward planning, preparing engaging activities that will successfully lead students to the desired learning outcomes. But since I fixed their form, and I know that a lot of other teachers out there in TAB art world struggle with their required lesson plans, I thought I would go ahead and do them for all of my current around the room units.

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6 comments on “Lesson Plans

  1. i’m in disbelief that they want you to submit weekly plans! Who’s going to take the time to read and evaluate all of these!???? However, I love seeing the fun you are having with this and applaud your efforts! Thanks for sharing!

    • I know, I have already submitted 6 plans and only received feedback on the first one. If I am going to do the work, I want the feedback!

  2. I really like this format! Your design provides each aspect of effective teacher lesson planning and is especially friendly to use. Thank you for sharing a blank unit plan! I will use it right away!

  3. I really like your format. It is a great graphic organizer. Do you mind if I use it but adapt it for my needs.

  4. Thank you, Cynthia. I’m in my first year teaching art (I taught first grade for 3 years prior). My principal wants weekly plans but there’s no format and, being only the school’s second year of existence, there is no curriculum, either. I plan on easing into TAB within the next month, so I’m so happy for this concrete example of how you’re writing these so they are meaningful to the teacher and appeases the admin.