"What to do Before you Teach a Class" is a one-stop resource for busy teachers on planning lessons. This fascinating guide focuses on what teachers really need to know before they teach a class - it deals with the things that all teachers have to do every time they plan a lesson. It also provides genuinely comprehensive treatment of short-term, medium-term and long-term planning, preparing resources and differentiation. Accessible, well-written and brimming with advice, this essential guide will prove indispensable for everyone in the classroom.
Anthony Haynes Former Chair of English Association schools committee. Former faculty co-ordinator and mentor of PGCE students and NQTs. Written and presented on numerous educational topics including: teaching of writing; teaching of poetry; bilingual education; using the internet and other educational resouces. Experienced examiner.
1. Planning and Preparation: An overview; 2. Aims; 3. Needs; 4. Context; 5. Cognition; 6. Curriculum; 7. Medium Term Planning; 8. Short Term Planning; 9. Resources 1: preparation; 10. Resources 2: use and abuse; 11. Assessment and Evaluation; Appendices; A. A Cubic Model of the Curriculum; B. Framework for Perfect Planning Appendix.