(5 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.3, Practices and Responsibilities 4.1
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics. Maybe you have been a teacher for many years or maybe you are just getting started, but for various reasons the skills for creating your own lesson plan may be a little rusty. Time for a little refresher course!

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Lesson planning has become something of a lost art. In many places, lesson plans are provided, which has caused a deterioration in this essential skill. Lesson planning is not just making a to-do list for academics either — being able to make your own plan from scratch helps you better evaluate and adapt existing plans. In “Essentials for Teaching — Best Practices for Creating a Lesson Plan,” Lisa Van Gemert shares five practical tips for creating great lesson plans. It is time to dust off this forgotten tool and get back to writing your own plans.
In this course you will learn:
  • How to create a quality lesson plan
  • How to identify the parts of a lesson plan
  • How to evaluate your lesson plan
  • How to adapt lessons plans to the needs of your students

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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5 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Best Practices for Creating a Lesson Plan

  1. Michelle – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    I found the resources to be helpful and the explanations to be concise and pertinent. I liked the planning outline presented.

  2. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Good info.

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


  4. Jennifer – HILLSBORO CITY (verified owner)

    I like her template and access she gives to others.

  5. Kathy – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Puts into an outline what you probably already do without really thinking about it.

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