Every teacher's goal is to create a rich instructional environment for their students, and thoughtful, informed lesson-planning is a key element in that process. Janice Skowron's jump-start of a book offers novice and experienced teachers step-by-step, essential guidance in this challenging and often highly complex task. It brings into focus the decisions teachers face as they plan instruction and provides four progressively complex and nuanced models: basic, integrated, differentiated, and problem-based instruction. Descriptive information, numerous examples, and tools such as key questions, planning guides, and templates help educators develop proficiency in planning instruction.
This revised edition will:
o Help teachers incorporate the best practices for lesson planning
o Build the lesson-planning skills and repertoire of new teachers
o Revitalize instruction for veteran teachers
o Strengthen teachers' abilities to plan standards-based lessons
o Help teachers focus on assessment in the initial phases of lesson planning
Powerful Lesson Planning will increase teachers' competence and confidence-and help them master the skills needed to advance their practice and improve learning for all students.