This is a quick brainstorm exercise with some of the things that I ask myself before planning a lesson and some of the things I try to remember when teaching a lesson.
It’s by no means exhaustive – simply a start.
THE OVERARCHING QUESTION IS HOW CAN I MAKE THIS AN ENJOYABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE??
The main things I’ve learnt are:
Remember to take my time;
Ensure instructions and intentions for the lesson are clear;
Be sure to have everyone’s attention before explaining anything;
Try my best – not all lessons are perfect and improvements can always be made – don’t stress if it doesn’t go as well as expected as there will be other opportunities to try it in another way in the future.