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Lesson Plans

New discussion topic: instructional units

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Ann Weaver (
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 11:20:17 +0100

Thanks for bringing up a pertinent topic. I think experienced teachers
use a combination of units(& lessons) they have written, borrowed from
other teachers and those they have gleaned from texts, art ed magazines
and books. And the way you teach those units changes from year to year as
you discover better methods. It is very difficult to teach in my situation
all that needs to be covered because I see classes only once a week in
35-45 minute blocks. How do other elementary teachers handle this?

Scheduling in elementary schools is a subject I would like to see
discussed, too. Short classes seem to waste time because much of that
time is taken up getting settled and cleaning up. Kids get frustrated
because they have to stop just when they have gotten really interested and
invovled. I focus on quality rather than quantity, so my projects are
usually extended ones that allow children to fully learn concepts and
skills. Any great scheduling ideas out there? Ann W. from NC

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