Lesson Plan Rationale Essay

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As proposed by Dymoke and Harrison, good lesson planning is essential to successful teaching in so far as stating, `It is often the case that poor teaching, classroom management and behaviour stem from lack of explicit planning` (2008, p.122) It is suggested then, that thorough planning is fundamental to the successful learning of pupils in many ways. Whilst allowing the teacher to follow a process of thinking, providing a mental practice session if you like, the act of planning therefore becomes an imperative aid for both student and teacher.
Throughout this rationale, the key elements and processes of meeting planning requirements will be discussed with specific reference to a series of three progressive examples (see appendix). The
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The primary focus in this section is to be focussed on what the student is to learn and in this case follow consistency in phrasing used throughout the school, WALT`s and WILF`s; a strategy allowing for consistency in objectives and expectations alike. It is beneficial then to, as Pollards suggests,
`write objectives as `Pupils should be able to…` statements, as this indicates, to some extent, intended outcomes`. (2009, p.255)
The objective in lesson 1, we can see does not only broaden their understanding by introducing a new word and its meaning, but also demonstrates how this can become a stimulus for dance creation. As with lesson 2 they learn to use every day movements as a starting point for movement design and this is continued in lesson 3

with the use of visual stimuli. So the objectives for each specific lesson work together over the unit deepening pupils understand of the way dance composition works. Also, the same set warm-up is purposely used over the span of the three lessons to allow pupils to the opportunity to improve and although a shortened version is seen in lesson 2, pupils are asked to recall the previous weeks work instead. The reason for the alteration in lesson 2 is setting a recall task will improve on their movement memory skills but also keeping them moving and focussed (the sole purpose of the warm up in this instance) without impinging on time. The movement phrase taught by the teacher in lesson 1 is intended to add to

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