Essentials for Teaching – Best Practices in Planning


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Learning Environment 3.1
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Teaching shouldn’t feel like an endless game of whack-a-mole where you are constantly reacting to your environment — but the reality is, without good planning and good systems, it definitely can. There are different kinds of planning that require slightly different approaches, but the good news is that once you have systems in place, a good plan actually saves you time and energy.

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Organization, productivity, and planning — we all know that we should be better at these things, but sometimes it feels like more of a chore than just diving in and doing a task. The problem is that not having good long-term, short-term, and daily plans actually can cause you to waste more time and feel more frustrated in the classroom.
In “Essentials for Teaching — Best Practices in Planning,” Lisa Van Gemert uncovers the secrets to effective planning and provides practical advice to help you implement systems that will actually save you time. With many helpful tips and tools that you can use right away, this course covers:
  • Planning tools
  • Yearly planning
  • Unit/topic planning
  • Daily planning

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6 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Best Practices in Planning

  1. Tyler – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    I think this was a very informative course that gave thoughtful insight on how to plan better as an educator.

  2. Angela – SPRING ISD (verified owner)


  3. Sharmaine – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    This course was helpful.

  4. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)


  5. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful info

  6. Michelle – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Good introduction on how to chunk/manage all that needs to be covered in a school year.

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