Conferencing about lesson planning
Conversations with beginning teachers — both before and after teaching — present powerful opportunities for learning. Experienced teachers can help beginners anticipate what parts of a unit are likely to cause difficulty for students and can help novices head off management problems before they start. These conversations may also provide the chance for experienced teachers to learn with their mentees about new content or teaching techniques.
Discussing a teacher’s plans after observing a lesson can help beginning teachers to see the connection between lesson planning and student behavior in the classroom.
Here are some tools that might help you conference with beginning teachers about planning:
Tools for daily planning:
Design a template for lesson planning
Questions to ask during lesson planning
Evaluating styles of learning activities
Choosing challenging learning activities
Observing the mental challenge of learning activities