The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit
*Updated January 2018* - with 1-hour webinar tutorial to guide new users.

Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Lesson planning is a habit of thought, not a form filling exercise.

Remember, watchdogs no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’

So, why use the 5 Minute Lesson Plan? Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations; designed to help teachers consider the cognitive processes required in lesson planning. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember?

Now translated into 14 languages and available for free on Teacher Toolkit website.
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Created: Jan 30, 2012

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

Lesson plan

docx, 192 KB

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan improved

Lesson plan

pdf, 23 KB

The 5 min Lesson Plan PDFv2

Lesson plan

pdf, 349 KB

Revised 5 min plan V3

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