Starting with B for beginnings this programme takes an alphabetical journey through the key issues affecting lesson planning featuring twelve teachers from across the UK sharing their strategies for success at secondary. The teachers discuss their own tried and tested methods for planning lessons, including how they plan for differentiation, different strategies for engaging students in their lessons, and how to plan for different endings to lessons.

The teachers also talk about planning to be flexible, as you never know when the lesson plan needs to be scrapped, how to plan for progression after a lesson and what can go wrong with planning. This programme is part of a series where secondary teachers share their tried and tested strategies for success in the classroom, from group work to creativity and time management.

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2 years ago

Mature student teacher here - one and a half months into training - placements delayed until 13 Nov - all found this a very useful video - very strong echoes from everything we've been taught so far - the standout for me is that although structure is essential - with starter main course and dessert - the really vital thing is flexibility, and the ability to adapt and move away from a rigid lesson plan if it is necessary and beneficial for learning.


7 years ago

I'm proud being a teacher. I love watching my students' development from scratch to skillful. Each time I found happiness.


10 years ago

Great video, many viewpoints.


11 years ago

great resource, very reassuring knowing everyone has different views and methods!


11 years ago

I love this video! Such a great current & succinct summary of the important aspects of a lesson.

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