I was just curious what formats other teachers are required to use in their school districts. I have been teaching in my school for 4 years. We are required to write out lengthy lesson plans and are not allowed to use the standard "lesson plan books" that the rest of the teaching world uses. My principal does not feel that the "boxes" are adequate planning and requires us to write out detailed paragraphs for each subject each day. I just find this a little ridiculous, especially since the plans are for the teacher to use. I think a teacher should be able to use whateve format best fits her/him, as long as they are doing their planning and preparation. I was just curious what others thought about this.