Building a Lesson Plan In MindGenius
Creating a lesson plan can seem both time consuming and tedious, however, planning is necessary for creating structure around your lessons. Like most boring or tedious tasks, creating a lesson plan doesn’t receive the amount of attention and concentration it should. But there are ways to create a lesson plan that is more fun, creatively stimulating and time saving. One of those ways is mind mapping.
Not sure how to get started? We’ve pulled together some of our top tips for helping you create detailed, eye catching lesson plans that are perfect for keeping you on track.
Make a Note of the Specifics
It may seem small, but it’s important to make a note of the lesson specifics such as the date, time and lesson you are planning for. Do you have 1 hour with this class, or two?
Know Your Audience
How many pupils are you teaching? How old are they? And, most importantly, what is their learning ability? Some classes may have pupils that require more guidance in lessons than others, make sure you know who they are and how you can help them. For example, an exercise similar to this (mind mapping) can significantly help a pupil with dyslexia.
Identify Your Objectives
If you’re a Biology teacher who is going to be going over photosynthesis on Monday afternoon, what do you want the pupils to gain from the lesson? Or you teach P.E and you’re introducing a new sport to your class, would your objective be for the pupils to understand the rules clearly by the end of the class?
Create Your Structure & Identify Your Resources
Think about how much time you have; how complex the learning material is and how able your pupils are to learn it when putting together your lesson plan structure. Identify the materials and resources you need for your lesson. Maybe make this section a bold colour so it’s clear to see what have or may need for the lesson ahead.
Using Mind Mapping software, such as MindGenius, can help you put your lesson plan together and make it easier to follow with the creative formatting and grouping functionality. But the ways mind mapping can help teachers doesn’t stop there. You can use mind mapping to capturing information during class discussions or to create exciting presentations or even class learning materials.
The ways to use mind mapping in the class room are endless, get started today with a free trial of MindGenius Education.
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