As teachers we often jump straight into activities and things for the students to do. That’s the fun bit isn’t it? The lesson planning that goes before it though is the essential bit. What do we want the students to know, feel, understand, say, write as a result of this lesson/unit of work/programme?
In Yiyili Community, together with the AEWs Dr. Lindy Norris and I worked on developing lesson planning templates and then lessons that had language and culture as the focus not the task.
Some of the key concepts that underlined the development of these lessons were:
Have a look at the lesson template and an example of a lesson we developed and let us know if you could use this too.