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Powerful Lesson Planning
Every Teacher’s Guide to Effective Instruction

Second Edition

April 2006 | 176 pages | Corwin

"Powerful Lesson Planning is an important book, offering essential guidance in the highly complex task of lesson planning. In this age of content standards and the high-stakes assessment of those standards, the teacher's challenge in planning for instruction is more profound than ever."
--From the Foreword by Charlotte Danielson

Revitalize your current practices, expand your repertoire of approaches, and improve learning for students!

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 oftentimes 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:

  • Help teachers incorporate the best practices for lesson planning
  • Build the lesson-planning skills and repertoire of new teachers
  • Revitalize instruction for veteran teachers
  • Strengthen teachers' abilities to plan standards-based lessons
  • 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.


 
Reproducible Pages Directory
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Publisher's Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Basic Instructional Design
From Here to Intuitive Teaching

 
Experience and Practice

 
Professional Teaching Standards

 
Designing Powerful Lessons

 
Planning a Basic Lesson

 
Using the Basic Instructional Design Planning Guide

 
Reflective Practice: Inner Dialogue

 
 
2. Integrated Instructional Design
An Integrated Approach to Learning

 
Why Integrated Instruction Is a Good Idea

 
Benefiting From Best Practice Models

 
What Gets Integrated?

 
Planning Integrated Instruction

 
Using the Integrated Instructional Design Planning Guide

 
Summary of General Planning Steps for Integrated Learning

 
Reflective Practice: Inner Dialogue

 
 
3. Differentiated Instructional Design
The Many Facets of Differentiated Instruction

 
Why Differentiated Instruction Is a Good Idea

 
The Differentiated Classroom

 
The Role of Learning Standards in Differentiated Instruction

 
Teaching With a Differentiated Approach

 
Textbooks and Differentiated Instruction

 
Planning for Success in Differentiated Instruction

 
Designing Learning Activities to Differentiate Instruction

 
Planning Differentiated Instruction

 
Using the Differentiated Instructional Design Planning Guide

 
Summary of General Planning Steps for Differentiated Instruction

 
Reflective Practice: Inner Dialogue

 
 
4. Problem-Based Learning Instructional Design
Problem-Based Learning Examined

 
The Role of Learning Standards in a Problem-Based Learning Classroom

 
Planning for Problem-Based Learning

 
Effectively Leading Problem-Based Learning

 
Planning Problem-Based Learning

 
Using the Problem-Based Learning Planning Guide

 
Summary of General Planning Steps for Problem-Based Learning

 
Reflective Practice: Inner Dialogue

 
 
Resources
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"Powerful Lesson Planning is an important book, offering essential guidance in the highly complex task of lesson planning and providing teachers with guidance as they increase their lesson planning proficiency. In this age of content standards and the high-stakes assessment of those standards, the teacher's challenge in planning for instruction is more profound than ever."

From the Foreword by Charlotte Danielson

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Charlotte Danielson

Preface

Chapter 1


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