Given how long Thomas Sauer and I have been colleagues and friends, I can’t believe we haven’t presented together before. Well, we fixed that on Saturday and presented a 3-hour workshop on effective lesson planning.
1. Three hours was not enough.
2. I learned at least as much from Thomas as anyone there learned from me, I can tell you that!
Before I give you the SlideShare from the presentation, I’ll tell you it’s very basic and was intended the way good slides are – to be a guide for us as the presenters and a starting point for discussions for the participants. You’ll find more questions than answers in it. What you really want to see is this Google Drive document, where we’ve linked to our favorite lesson planning resources and given participants – and you – a place to share your most effective lesson plans. Caveat: we didn’t have more than 10-15 minutes at the end for participants to work on part 3 of their lesson plans, which is the meaty part – the “this is what I’m going to say and do” part. So we’re hopeful that they’ll finish their plans and add them, and that you’ll contribute some too.
And one more note – you will not want to miss this at Central States in Ohio next spring. But don’t take just my word for it.