Starting with B for ‘beginnings’, this film takes an alphabetical journey through the key issues affecting lesson planning, and features seven teachers from across the UK sharing their tried and tested strategies for success.
In addition to all the different ways to start a lesson, the teachers talk about chunking (or breaking the lesson into sections); how they plan for different endings (listen out for the particularly musical strategies); the different hooks they use to engage children (including revealing that you’re a secret agent!); and how they begin to plan for progression. Last but by no means least, the contributors discuss what can go wrong with lesson planning.
The most important point, it seems, is not to be afraid to step away from the lesson plan.