The 5 Minute Lesson Plan (2021)

(2 customer reviews)


Recommended by the Department for Education to help reduce workload and downloaded over 3 million times in 140+ countries across the world!

This updated PDF plan is for scribbling on; informed by research and cognitive science.

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Although the dialogue regarding lesson plans has shifted dramatically over the last decade, it is still a major burden for teachers, particularly new teachers to the profession. Some have a curriculum structure. Others have none.

As teachers master their subject knowledge and managing student behaviour, planning a coherent sequence of lessons alongside a busy curriculum can lead to lesson planning becoming a serious workload burden. All teachers need to enter each lesson with a coherent plan. This can be challenging when repeating 20+ times a week.

This updated plan is inspired by my work with teachers across the globe to reduce this workload, and redesign lesson planning informed by research and cognitive science.

I hope the #5MinPlan changes your working life!


2 reviews for The 5 Minute Lesson Plan (2021)

  1. Steve Tivey (verified owner)

    Would be better if it was straightforward to download.
    Otherwise may be useful.

    • @TeacherToolkit

      Hello Steve; thanks for the comment. I’ve worked hard to keep this as simple as possible and to ensure the website stores your information securely and privately. This also ensures people don’t come along and grab things randomly.

      Here’s a screenshot you can print out quickly – note, it won’t appear in your website account unless you go through the ‘secure’ checkout process.

      All the best and thanks for reading TT.

  2. Rekha Chandan (verified owner)

    Yet to use resource

    • @TeacherToolkit

      Happy to help walk it through; just let me know.

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