Submitting Lesson Plans?

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  1. vivalavida

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    Are you required to submit each day's lesson plan(s) and, if so, how detailed are they required to be?

    I'm taking a course this semester in which we are learning about writing formal lesson plans. My professor says some principals require every teacher to do this for every single lesson they teach! I suppose I understand the reasoning behind that, but HOW on earth do you find time to do it? Just curious how common this is. Thanks!
     
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    I do not have to submit anything. In fact, I don't think I would like doing it. However, from what I hear, it is very common to have to submit a lesson plan for everything.
     
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    Our plans are due every Monday for every subject and, with the implementation of CCSS, they are required to be extremely detailed. It is very time consuming and part of the work many of us do at home, on the weekend...:(
     
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    At my school we submit weekly lesson plans that are based on our scripted unit plans. The unit plans my team wrote last year. So we know what each day of each unit looks like, what supplies are needed ect. The unit plans are very detailed and can take several hours over a span of time to write. I am glad that this year we are just fine tuning them.

    So the weekly plans are really no brainers. I go in and replace what math lesson is on each day and what day of each of the subjects I am on. This takes all of about 15 min.

    So what I turn in every Mon. looks like this
    Monday
    Morning Work - Mon. paragraph editing/week 12
    Math - Lesson 62
    Reading Comprehension - Monday practice "The Rainforest"
    Snack
    Grammar - Easy Grammar pg 75/grammar song
    Spelling - Introduce week 12 words
    Vocabulary - Introduce Latin Vocabulary Words
    Literature -Pasquala/Day 9
    Lunch
    Science - Ecosystems/day 5
    Geography - Maps book pg 25
    states book pg 39
    Writing - Topic sentence practice sheet
    Middle sentence practice sheets
    Handwriting/Monday week 12
    Dismissal
     
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    We submit them weekly. They are detailed, but not overly so. Basically, I just submit what my plans are. It does not add too much work at all. I don't mind that much.
     
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    I have to submit the week's lesson plans by Monday morning. I choose to do this via e-mail, but some teachers choose a hard copy. This has been true for the last 3 principals and the last 10 years for me.

    No one writes detailed lesson plans on every lesson. If they did, they would have to live on a planet with more than 24 hours in a day. I am required to list the state standard, state standard # and a few other things for each subject each day. It takes me about 3 hours/week and often less.
     
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    I submit a hard copy of my plans by the end of the day on Friday.

    I teach four preps and each prep is about 1-1 1/2 pages worth of plans. It lists the objective(s), procedures, and assignment.
     
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    We have to submit plans using the GANAG format for each core subject, for each day's plans. It takes hours to do them, which most teachers do on the weekend, on their own time.
     
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    I only need to write and hand in a lesson plan for an observation. I guess I'm lucky :)
     
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    In my old district my weekly lesson plans were 40 typed pages. Each lesson had 10 required elements. It was ridiculous. My current principal doesn't require us to turn our plans in, but he dies check them when he comes by our rooms.
     
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    We need to have them available if anyone comes by to check. I post mine for my students anyhow, so it isn't any biggie.

    Our admin are great about this. They understand that really good teaching cannot be 100% predictable. So if they come in on Thursday and see something different in class than is on the sheet, they are fine with it. As long as we are in the ballpark, we're fine.

    My lesson plans do not take much time to make at all. I am at a point now where I am not willing to give hours at night or on the weekend to write plans. It is a ridiculous request. If my district/school required it, I would find a way to do it during the week. There would be fewer tutoring sessions, fewer parent meetings, less volunteering, etc.
     
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    We don't have to turn in anything, thank goodness.
     
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    We only have to turn in a lesson plan for formal observations as part of our evaluations. (For teachers in their first two years, that happens two times a year.)
    Other than that, we just are supposed to have our plan book out on our desk. Those plans don't have to be anything close to the amount of detail required during my credential program!

    I think I'd go crazy if I had to turn in detailed plans like I did during student teaching - no way do I have time for that!
     
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  16. vivalavida

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    Um, WOW! Sounds extremely ridiculous!

    We are writing a 2-page lesson plan for my class. Assuming you have a couple of preps, 5 days/week, that could turn into a LOT of work! I understand having general plans written out for students, etc., but formal lesson plans due every week sounds stressful!

    Thanks for the input so far. Quite interesting!
     
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    We have to submit all of our lessons for the next week on the Sunday prior. We have a sharepoint website where we upload all of these. With my schedule this ends up being at least 9 different lesson plans a week. When the semester started, my lessons were very detailed and lengthy. Then I started conversing with other teachers and realized I was including a lot more than required. Now my lesson plans are generally 2 pages each using a template that our district coordinator gave the WL teachers. It has all of the basic elements (standards addressed, objectives, specific strategies used, direct instruction, independent practice, and a few others).
     

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