As a student teacher, I have little experience planning lessons. I have completed 10 weeks worth of prac, over 2 different blocks and planned lessons for classes I have taught, however I don’t feel this is much experience. From my experiences, I have been worried about not having enough content in the lesson, having TOO much content in the lesson, the content not being interesting to students, the lesson not having enough engaging activities in it, and the lesson being a bit dry, too academic, or lecture-like for students. I’m sure some of these concerns are common for most student teachers!
What worries me about the process of lesson planning is that my technological and pedagogical knowledge is still lacking at this stage, and that my lessons will suffer because of it. However, I am lucky to be studying a KLA where we are able to create so many interactive and hands on experiences for students. I am also very hopeful that as I increase my pedagogical knowledge and technological knowledge, that I will be able to plan better lessons with practice.
Some great sites I’ve found that help with lesson ideas and methods to incorporate technology are:
Anderson, M. (n.d.). Educational Cartoon #7170 [Image]. Retrieved from: https://www.andertoons.com/education/cartoon/7170/kids-better-behaved-crossed-out-lesson-plans-wrote-evil-plot
Salmon, N. (2016). How to write CELTA lesson plans [Image]. Retrieved from: https://eltplanning.com/2016/07/10/how-to-write-celta-lesson-plans/