90% of your success will be determined by how well you plan your lesson; from anchoring it in an appropriate standard to considering the layout of the physical space.
- Identify your strengths as a teacher and find ways to incorporate them throughout the lesson.
- Identify just 1-2 standards for your lesson, then break this down into an objective that can be taught and assessed within the allotted time.
- Think through and develop detailed plans for ALL necessary logistics, from the layout of the physical space to your exact directions for group work.
Always be sure that your lesson:
- Is age appropriate and targeted to the grade level and subject you are applying for.
- Demonstrates your content area knowledge and use of content-specific pedagogy.
- Is interactive and engaging.
- Includes differentiation for special education and English Language Learners students, as well as Fast Finishers.
- Addresses behavior expectations.
Use Non-Verbal Communication to Improve Classroom Engagement
Improve Student Behavior Without Shame or Punishment