They’ll be another one in 5 minuets, by @AdisaPoet

Reading Time: 1 minute

I have worked with @AdisaPoet in two schools. So much so, that I can recall his poetic sonnets from 8 years ago! He is magnificient and I highly recommend you look to source him into your school to raise awareness of literacy; poetry and love of reading.

Below, is his ‘minuet’ for The 5 Minute Lesson Plan. This is shown in prose and video.

They’ll be another one in 5 minuets, by Adisa The Poet

Picture this,
The big picture in a frame
Start the engine
Shift into objectives gear
Clear the screen
See the goal ahead
Apply yourself to stick ability
When and only when
Engagement is assured
Pause for a moment at the AFL lights
Check your rear mirror
What’s behind you?
And what still needs to be faced
Look out of the window
Spot the keywords that light the way
Explore the many levels
Onboard this Differentiation bus
We move towards one destination
How many learning episodes
Appear in your classroom opera
Are they teacher or student led?
Read the plenary prayer
And put the 5-minute lesson plan to bed.

You can find out more about Adisa here:

You can download the template for The 5 Minute Lesson Plan here.


In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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