The 5 Minute Lesson Plan


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Date Updated: 20th July 2020Date Created: 6th February 2019 SKU: Planning Category: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


There is a user guide here and a tutorial on our YouTube channel.

Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. Lesson planning is a habit of thought, not a form filling exercise. So, why use the 5 Minute Lesson Plan? Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations; designed to help teachers consider the cognitive processes required in lesson planning. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember?

Try the new digital version?

In 2012, I published my second book on teaching and this provided the opportunity to update and redesign the original 5-minute lesson plan template. You can see all the versions on this page and read more about its evolution.


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