Lesson Planner's Block

Less than 40 hours left of this wonderful vacation, and that feeling of dread is creeping in. It's time to get ready to go back to school, but the vacation-mode kid inside me is whining, "I don't wanna...!" I've already mapped out a plan for the three days we have this week, but I can't seem to get over this mental block and start planning all my lessons. There's a Law and Order: Criminal Intent calling my name from the DVR, it's a beautiful day for a run, I finally finished A Confederacy of Dunces, and I'm anxious to jump into a new book... Or I could sit in front of my computer for an hour or two, and get my work done. I hope my students are more mentally prepared to return to school than their teacher...

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Fear the Fellow said…
What is your "method" to lesson planning? I keep feeling like there should be a clear step by step but I haven't figured out what works yet... And by works, I mean, it's efficient in being quicker and still yielding good, solid lessons... is it possible?!
ruben_b said…
I haven't really figured out an efficient way of planning yet. The best lessons I plan out still require a fair amount of time, if not with the lesson plan itself than usually with the development of materials like charts, graphic organizers and/or worksheets.

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