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How to prepare lesson note in Ghana

What is education?

Answer:Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.

What is a lesson note or plan?

A lesson note is step by step guide into a specific lesson made by the teacher before the lesson; it can also contain important information about the expected outcome of the lesson, the sources of information and students’ data.

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HOW IS THE LESSON NOTE PREPARED?

A. Know your objective.

B. At the beginning of every lesson, write your lesson plan goal at the top. …
C. Write your overview. …
D. Plan your timeline. …
E. (TLM) TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS
A teacher's lesson note

F. (RPK) REVISION OF PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

G.(TLA) TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Use multiple student interaction patterns. …
Address a variety of learning styles.

KNOW YOUR OBJECTIVES
At the beginning of every lesson, write your lesson plan goal at the top. It should be incredibly simple. Something like,

“Students will be able to identify different animal body structures that enable eating, breathing, moving, and thriving.” Basically, it’s what your students can do after you’re done with them! If you want to do a bit extra, add how they might do this (through video, games, flashcards, etc.).
If you’re working with very young students, you may have more basic aims like “Improving reading or writing skills

A teacher's lesson note

B. WRITE YOUR OVERVIEW
Use broad strokes to outline the big ideas for the class. For example, if your class is about Shakespeare’s Hamlet, your overview might include covering where in the Shakespearean canon “Hamlet” resides; how factual the history described might be; and how themes of desire and subterfuge might relate to current events.

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This depends on the length of your class. We’ll cover about half a dozen basic steps to any lesson, all of which should be included in your overview.

PLAN YOUR TIMELINE
If there’s a lot to cover in a fixed amount of time, break your plan into sections that you can speed up or slow down to accommodate changes as they happen. We’ll use a 1-hour class as an example.
1:00-1:10: Warm up.

(RPK) REVISION OF PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

Bring class into focus and recap yesterday’s discussion to link the subject you will be teaching today. This is relevant because teaching should start from known to the unknown.

Again, students come to the classroom with a broad existing knowledge, skills, bliefs etc.

(TLM) TEACHING/LEARNING MATERIAL

In the field of education,TLM is an acronym that stands for Teaching/Learning materials. Broadly the term refers a spectrum of educational materials that teachers use in the classroom to support specific learning objectives as set out in the lesson note. They usually includes chalks, chalkboards, computers etc.

(TLA) TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Teaching and Learning Activities (TLA’s) These are simply any activity which stimulates, encourages or facilitates learning of one or more intended learning outcomes.

Address a variety of learning styles. You’re bound to usually use the Teacher centered, students centered and practical approaches of teaching together.

Use multiple student interaction patterns. Some students do well on their own, others in pairs, and yet others in big groups. So long as you’re letting them interact and build off each other, you’re doing

CORE POINTS

this summarises the lesson to be taught in the lesson note plus advantages if there are any.

This type of summary will have all the same features as a main point summary , but also include the reasons and evidence ( key points ) the author uses to support the text’s main idea. This type of summary would also use direct quotes of key words, phrases, or sentences from the text.

EVALUATION /REMARKS
If you’ve spent a great while talking, stop and let them talk about it. If they’ve been reading, come up with a hands-on activity to put their knowledge to use. They’ll get less bored, too!

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