How can teachers reduce their workload and produce better-planned lessons?
Avoid the laborious paperwork! Use this framework to help remove any unnecessary bureaucracy placed upon you and your colleagues. Planning is a thought process, not a form-filling exercise.
On Saturday 17th April 2021, I was delighted to be the introductory keynote to the inaugural Teacher Tech Summit! Over 45,000 teachers signed up from over 100+ countries around the world, joined by thought-leaders and policymakers to reflect on the future of the edtech revolution.
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My keynote (after an opening technical glitch) focused on my popular 5-Minute Lesson Plan, downloaded over 2 million times on this website. It was a reminder that good teaching is always limited by the technology!
For the past fifteen years, I’ve been using the 5 Minute Lesson Plan to frame the process of planning on one page. It’s perfect for working smarter and definitely reduces workload.
In recent years, I have been reluctant to share the resource because it’s just something that sits on my website and something I have been familiar with for a very long time. However, I should always be mindful that there are thousands of new teachers who may not yet be aware of this very popular resource and are currently struggling with laborious lesson plans; working all over their weekends in order to prepare lessons.
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In preparation for the event, I produced an updated planning template based on the original from pre-2010; keeping in mind the latest recommendations on curriculum thinking and cognitive science.
In the slide download, it’s all explained with teacher prompts and a template to use.
Teacher and learning doesn’t have to be complicated; school leaders must translate complex ideas into pragmatic and easy-to-access resources for teachers.
If you’ve read this far, there are another 35 templates lurking here!