Let me just start by making this clear: My school district does not require us to submit lesson plans. The plans I create are for me and my co-teacher.
My school uses Google everything, so each teacher has their own Google Drive. Starting this past year (at week 21), I kept my weekly plans in Google Drive. I made a folder titled "Weekly Plans." In this folder I have a sub-folder for each course I teach. I title each week by number. For example, "Geo Plans Week 21" for my 21st week of Geometry. I prefer digital lesson planning because it is so much easier to make changes than it is on paper.
Today I am sharing my template for my weekly lesson plans. If you want to see what I use, check it out here. If you want to use or tweak the template for your own use, go to File>Make a copy... This will save a copy to your Google Drive.
For each day of the week, I write in the topic of the lesson, the objective, and the standard. For the "Introduction" I write the topic(s) of the Do Now for that day. Under "Activities" I write out what we're doing in the order that we are doing them. For "Assessment/Closure" I write in how I plan to close the lesson, or more often how I plan to assess the lesson.
Here are two examples of what a completed week looks like:
I like using this lesson template because it is so easy to share with my co-teacher, and I don't need my flash drive to plan, I can use my school-issued Chromebook. What I miss about using Word is that its overall appearance was less clunky than the Google Doc and it had the fonts that I love.
How do you plan your lessons each week?
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