Lesson Plans

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  1. kacieann

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    I am interested to know how often or if you have to turn in lesson plans. We are required to turn in lesson plans weekly to our administration.
     
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    AS far as I know, that's pretty typical for a new or new-ish teacher.
     
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    We do not have to turn in lesson plans. But they have to be visible for administration to see when they come into our classroom. Although by the time I am done with my lesson plans they look more like a novel, I can get detailed with mine, but it keeps me organized! :)
     
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    I have never had an administrator that made me turn in lesson plans. (I've taught under 3 different admins - this year will make 4). However, my first year of teaching my admin did ask once to see them. Probably just to see how I was doing. :)
     
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    We have to do them for the first 2 years. I'm a bit nervous about that since my LP in college for just one fraction of the day are 10 pages long. I don't have time to be writing a book per day.
     
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    Don't worry, principals know that you can't make your lesson plans that detailed or you'd be writing them FOREVER. Besides, good teachers work well on their feet without needing it all spelled out! If I wrote lesson plans like they made me do in college, nothing else would ever get done & I'd probably never see my family!!
    On a side note, I'm currently in the process of getting my administrative license, and I will tell you that having great lesson plans on paper doesn't mean a whole heck of a lot to most administrators - it's what they actually SEE happening in the classroom that counts! :) Good Luck!
     
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    I've never had to turn them in (except to turn in my plan book at the end of the year in case of audits) but all schools I have worked at have required that they be on our desk open to the current day in case an administrator comes in and wants to see them.
     
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    Our previous principal never checked lesson plans. We got a new principal last year and he started off checking them once a month, but that only lasted a couple of months. We are supposed to have them out on our desks incase someone comes in to monitor and wants to look at them.
     
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    Actually our P doesn't even look at them really. We have a teacher specialist that reviews them.
     
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    We are required to turn ours in weekly, they just have to have the standard, and a brief overview (sentence) of what we are doing, I also always include the homework.
     
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    I wonder what our teacher specialist will require. I'm just so happy we have one though and that she is GREAT. The only bad part is she is split among a few schools. When she is in the room though...wow. she is right on the money with constructive criticism and does so while making the person feel great at the same time. She's just uber enthusiastic and knows her stuff.
     
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    We turn in lesson plans when we have our yearly or bi-yearly evaluations and then we'll get random emails a couple times a year to turn in lesson plans. We are supposed to have our lesson plans available (on our desk) to be reviewed at a moments notice, but that's only happened once in several years.
     
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    I think its been a good 5 years since anyone has even checked to see if I do lesson plans. I do them because I am the List Queen and it makes me feel better to know that my day is the planned out so to speak. They are very brief and non-specific. Page numbers, lesson, etc.
     

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