Published on March 22nd, 2013 | by What2Learn0
Plan and teach well structured lessons
QTS Part One (Teaching), Strand Four: Plan and teach well structured lessons.
Amplification of scope:
What will your mentors be looking for?
- Sequences of lessons planned in line with the National Curriculum programme of study (or exam board specifications where appropriate).
- Use of prior attainment data to plan for progression.
- The age and ability of the students is taken into account when planning challenging yet achievable learning activities.
- Some planning of schemes of work (or sections of schemes of work) will have happened, initially with the support of experienced colleagues.
- Planning is sufficiently detailed to allow for personalised learning opportunities for individuals in classes.
- Homework planned that takes account of learners’ attainment, needs and interests and can be completed independently.
- Completed homework assessed and recorded.
- Learners given quality feedback on their homework including strengths and targets for improvement.
- Homework planned encourages learners to make use of school and/or community resources.
- Evidence of reflection upon lessons delivered. Ideally there should be evidence of these reflections in subsequent planning.
What evidence could you include?
- Plan a sequence of lessons with mentor which support the overall aim of the module and are in line with the National Curriculum programme of study or exam board specifications.
- Reference to prior attainment data within lesson plans or lesson evaluations to explain teaching approaches used.
- Lesson observations that state that the level of challenge in a lesson were appropriate to the age and ability of the learners in the class.
- Plan a sequence of lessons for a scheme of work, initially in collaboration with an experienced colleague.
- Create personalised learning opportunities through the use of individual worksheets or organising the class into small groups each with different tasks.
- Discuss homework policy and timetable with mentor.
- Set homework for different classes in a variety of ways where appropriate in line with the school’s policy. e.g. finishing work begun in class, researching for a project, completing a worksheet, designing a questionnaire, etc.
- Assess homework and feedback to learners setting appropriate targets and constructive comments.
- Use a homework diary/log to encourage pupils to manage their own learning.
- Homework linked to class work.
- Results of homework recorded in teacher planner.
- A reflective log kept of lessons delivered, or add a section to your lesson plans that allows you to add a reflective comment on how the lesson went.
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