Lesson Plan 1

LESSON PLAN

TOPIC: An introduction to the Instructional Leadership Programme for Cohort 3

MENTAL SET – INTRODUCTION

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Ice Breaker
  • Hook – share (very short) personal experience of the IL journey

SHARING THE OBJECTIVE OF THE LESSON

To play with some of the elements of Instructional Leadership

  • Placemat
  • Snowball
  • Teams Games Tournament
  • To deconstruct the sample lesson, identify some of its elements and see how they jigsaw together.

INPUT

Placemat: Person A collect paper and marker. Layout placemat depending on how many people in the group.  Spend a few minutes writing individually about what they hope to gain from the in-service. Round robin beginning with person B. Decide on top 3 ideas. Person C write these in the centre of the placemat. Person D feedback to whole group.

Snowball: All participants are given a piece of paper and asked to list as many characters from The Seven Dwarves in one minute.  Using the snowball technique, repeat the task 2 more times.  Call on individuals to name someone off their list.

Think Pair Share on the advantages of using snowball, and also a suggested use in class.

Teams Games Tournament: Arrange participants into groups. Give teaching points for the game. (Separate sheet)

CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING

DECONSTRUCTION CHECKLIST

                Hunter’s Lesson Design

                Placemat

                Bloom’s Taxonomy

                Johnsons’ Elements of Effective Group Work – safety, accountability, everyone involved

                Lettered Heads

                Think/Pair/Share

                Team Game Tournament