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Teacher Lesson Planner 101

Educate, motivate, INSPIRE one lesson at a time with the NEW Teacher Lesson Planner! Monthly calendars, lesson plans, checklist pages and more earn this lesson planner an A+! Simplify and stylize each week with our teacher resources.

Teacher Resources 101: How to Create a Lesson Plan

Get ready to get (lesson) planning! We've got everything you need to add color to your classroom AND succeed at lesson planning! Here are five ways to create a lesson plan.

Write it down.

Even though many teachers make digital lesson plans, Eric Condren customers like Devan Bremm Livesay use the Teacher Lesson Planner to create lesson plan outlines for easy reference.

Start at the end.

Ask yourself: What are the end results you want for each lesson? Set clear and measurable goals for each lesson. Then, start writing a lesson plan to meet that goal.

Plan ahead in the summer.

Some teachers, like Lauren Elizabeth Keavney, recommend planning ahead in the Teacher Lesson Planner during the summer. Planning ahead is a productive activity that can reduce stress and save you time in the fall. It’s also a great way to get the most out of your planner!

“As a home educator of five kids (2 graduates) for 20 years ... I have found that the Erin Condren Teacher Lesson Planner allows me to flex and bend my planning style around our season of life (how important is this right now?!), and provides an organized way to collect all of my planning ideas and themes.” - Jen Mackintosh

Plan it ALL out, then edit it down.

When lesson planning, it’s better to over-plan at first, then streamline and trim it down as you finalize your plans (rather than the other way around).

Plan for all kinds of learning styles.

Students learn in many different ways. Whether they’re visual learners, auditory learners, social learners or solitary learners, it helps to include ways to address multiple learning styles in your lesson plans so you can reach your students on their level!

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