146. 5 Easy Strategies to Get Ahead in Your Planning
Planning out your lessons is one of the most challenging parts of our jobs. It is time consuming, changes day-to-day based on the needs of students, and (to be honest) we don’t get as many resources to help support us in this area. So how can we get ahead of the curve? How can we go beyond planning week-to-week or day-to-day? In this episode we want to share 5 strategies that will help you get ahead in your planning. These strategies are proven to work because we use them in our classrooms, and a lot of the strategies were learned from starting this podcast and having to learn how to be efficient with our time. So grab a pen and paper and get ready to learn 5 strategies that will change the way you plan. In this episode you will hear: How developing a scope and sequence can help you have a bigger picture of what you are teaching and where you are going next. Why templates are the key to developing a structure and speeding up the planning process. Why batching has changed our lives and it can change yours too! How developing an activity bank can benefit not only you but also your students. Why you should give your students more control in the classroom SUBMIT YOUR TIME SUCKING HURDLE! We want to know what is sucking up all of your time either as a teacher or just a person. Head over to our website and submit your TSH so that you can have a chance to be featured on the podcast! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Are you subscribed to our podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. Click here to subscribe to iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, We would be really grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast and they’re also fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!