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Re: lesson plans

Posted By: Lyndon <ljamesteach@gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2013, at 5:39 p.m.

In Response To: Re: lesson plans (Tim)

I just came off the CELTA this summer. That's certainly a solid basis for lesson planning training (though, as noted above, wouldn't be what you would be able to create with the same level of documentation on a daily basis in the real world).

That said, short of doing Cambridge TKT/CELTA related training, you might sign up for a membership on the site //www.cambridgeenglishteacher.org//.

For a relatively low membership fee you can select one of their online PD courses to assist you; there's one on there specifically focused on Lesson Planning and Classroom Management. In addition - as a counterbalance to the rather thorough training this will lend, in the resources section you can download the recording of a recent webinair and accomplanying PDF synopsis of lesson planning "To Dos" for the real world.

Another quick, relatively practical, less thorough, but FREE resource can be found on the tesol.org website. Paul Kress published a series of short, easily-read articles on TESOL teaching which culminate in a chapter on writing things up as a lesson plan. Click on: 1) Enhance Your Career, 2) "Prepare Yourself" under "Career Development", 3) Beginning Your Career, and 4) "Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Questions and Answers" under "Getting Started".

I don't know what you're currently doing in the way of lesson planning, but perhaps approaching your administrator with a lesson plan using (ideas gleaned from) one of these formats might both give him/her something concrete to respond to ("more this , less that") while also showing him/her the requisite initiative you have for problem solving based on his feedback that might enable him/her to eventually back off.

Just a thought.

If, however, he can't be satisfied or give you very concrete/binding examples of what he wants, it may be time to move on.

Best of luck.

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Andrew -- Tuesday, 17 September 2013, at 1:10 a.m.
Re: lesson plans
Stephen -- Tuesday, 17 September 2013, at 4:21 p.m.
Re: lesson plans
Gab -- Tuesday, 17 September 2013, at 3:38 p.m.
Re: lesson plans
Tim -- Tuesday, 17 September 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
Re: lesson plans
Lyndon -- Saturday, 21 September 2013, at 5:39 p.m.

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