I have had several teachers ask me what I use for my lesson plan format. So, I thought I’d share it here. Just click here if you’d like to download a copy.
It’s in Word format. Feel free to use it, modify it, or just borrow ideas from it. You can adjust the colors, merge cells, adjust the height or width, or even add new rows or columns. This is not what I’m required to use for formal observations, but I’ve never had an administrator who had a problem with the format.
Here’s a shot of what it looks like:
I paste in the standard and the objective from other materials that I’ve created. My state uses the Common Core Standards. You can literally just copy and paste the standards from this page. We Math teachers have the objectives part pretty easy, because each section of our textbook usually has its own objective, which you can type or copy/paste in that cell.
You’ll notice that some items are bold. I use bold or a color change to indicate something that is out of the ordinary. Although we try to mix it up, you must admit that a lot of what we do in Math is following a set routine. The bold items stand out and remind me of the special activities for the day.
Do you use Word, Excel, a traditional pen & paper approach, or something different for your lesson plans? Let me know in the comments!