Lesson Planning as a First-Year Teacher

I like curriculum; I like researching, designing, dreaming, thinking about (embarrassing I know) curriculum.  I don’t like actually writing it down as a newbie.  I’ve been searching the web for simple, quick guides and haven’t been able to find a stellar one.  I’m the type of person who loves the “big picture” of things, but not the nitty gritty details.  I have scores of unfinished knitting projects, books, reading plans, exercise routines, etc..  I need help to become disciplined and stay on task.  I think that I will have to develop my own helps, unless I find something nice online.

I pulled out my old intro to teaching textbook and found a great list of classroom management tips that are relevant to lesson planning/assessment.  I think I’ll develop my own set of checklists for planning.  What do you all think?  Do you have a great resource, or tips for a newbie?  Please share in the comments.  You can also check out my Diigo group “Lesson Plan Mania” for some of what I’ve dug up on the interwebs (link on sidebar).

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The Best Bookmark Tool EVER

 

This video shows my new favorite web tool, Diigo. It lets you easily clip things from the web, take screenshots, cache pages for future use (no more lost weblinks), and highlight/note on any webpage. I plan on using it with my struggling readers (by highlighting texts as scaffolding).

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