Creating a lesson plan can sometimes feel like busywork, but an effective plan serves as a blueprint for the instructor and is a helpful resource for students as well. While lesson plans differ based on the course, teacher, or subject matter, common elements of lesson plans will cover course objectives, corresponding work, and ways for the instructor to check on completed assignments.

Featured is a Lesson Plan Template that covers the aforementioned topics so you can focus on your lesson plan, not the formatting.

This template consists of six concise steps in a lesson plan. First, the template describes the subject matter and what the lesson will be covering.

After that, it is important to set a goal for the lesson - essentially, what concepts students should learn after attending the lesson.

With the foundation built, the template moves on to cover coursework and assignments. This slide is crucial so students understand their course responsibilities and what areas they will be graded on.

The final slide provides an opportunity to summarize important concepts from the lesson.

It’s important to remember a good lesson plan doesn’t need to cover every nook and cranny. Instead, it should outline the course goals, the topics your students should focus on, and how you define success for the course.

If this has been helpful, here's the complete Lesson Plan Template for you to use in your course. To get started, click the "copy" button on the presentation page.

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