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Organizing your first lesson plan

Olivia Rovinescu, director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Concordia University teaches new faculty how to design a great lesson plan.

Career Corner 2010


Presenter: Olivia Rovinescu, director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Concordia University.

Getting started with planning your lesson (9:20)

0:00 - 1:00   Introduction
1:00 - 3:26   The elements of an effective lesson
3:26 - 6:23   In-class learning is just the tip of the iceberg
6:23 - 7:33   Some learning strategies
7:33 - 8:27   Designing a unit of instruction
 

Creating a buzz among students (8:48)

0:00 - 1:45   The sandwich metaphor
1:45 - 3:37   Creating a lesson plan template
3:37 - 5:41   Bloom's cognitive levels
5:41 - 8:35   Value of the "bridge-in"
 

The power of symbols in teaching (10:03)

0:00 - 1:56   Giving input and inviting reaction
1:56 - 3:37   Less is more
3:37 - 6:04   Teaching with metaphors
6:04 - 9:51   Feedback on teaching styles
 

The interactive classroom (9:39)

0:00 - 4:53   An engaging alternative to lectures
4:53 - 6:40   Other teaching strategies
6:40 - 9:26   Give students time to answer a question


Rovinescu's sample lesson plan (7:04)

0:00 - 3:11   Creating a strong argument
3:11 - 5:40   Partner interaction
5:40 - 6:40   Final words

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