TEACH: Planning your teaching sessions (and recording your planning)

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As we’ve discussed before, there are lots of different ways in which you can write up your planning. We have a worksheet that you can download if you want something to use for brainstorming or taking notes on planning your teaching sessions.

Like most of our worksheets, you don’t need to hand this in. It’s just there to help move you forward. Some of us think best when we’re writing. So if it works for you, print it out and make notes.

However, if you know exactly what you are going to plan, you should download the word document for Assessment 6 and just add your planning there. You’ll be able to type it in directly. You can find the assessment task back on the main pathway page for this course.

The headings in the worksheet are the same as the ones in the assessment template. There is no minimum (or maximum) number of activities you need per session. You know your learners. So you know what’s going to be too much or not enough.

We’ve given suggested three activities, but this is just a guide. It’s up to you to tell us what your activities are and how they fit together into your teaching sessions.

Everyone’s situation is different in terms of timeframe, learners and teaching environment. What we want to see… what we’ll be assessing is whether you’ve embedded literacy and numeracy across the three sessions. Just make it explicit and you’ll find it hard to go wrong.

If you have your own format for lesson planning and you want to use it, please let us know. Otherwise, here’s a basic format below for recording your planning. You can download it as a PDF here as well

Session 1/3: Planned literacy and numeracy learning activities

Here’s what I planned for the first session:






After that,


I can collect the following kinds of supporting evidence to verify this:

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