Eric Jensen: a brain-based approach to planning lessons


Looked in my school email inbox today (am on vacation)and had a quick read of Eric Jensen’s latest teaching resource, “10 Minute Lesson Plans”. I had a lot of fun writing up a lesson plan in 10 minutes although I found myself watching the 60 second timer (there are 10 steps in the plan) to my own detriment! However, it was really easy to use and I could go back and edit/refine my plan which was good as I realised I was, at first, writing a Unit Plan when it should have been a double lesson I was planning. Have got to say, that from a metacognition and brain-based approach it was user-friendly and I will definitely keep using this site to help me plan my lessons. I am also sure that I will eventually get used to the timer!!

Follow the link and have a look for yourself! It’s free to join 🙂


About Kate Pill

I am a Secondary School teacher who is passionate about developing students' ability to answer the "who, what, when, why, how, what if and what next" questions over the course of their learning. A "mature starter" (read as - late!) to the teaching game, I am still developing my IT street smarts. This blog will chart my own journey through the metacognition landscape as I facilitate my students' understanding of not only WHAT they are learning but HOW they are learning it. Wish me luck!

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