High School Lesson Plan Template

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

As a high school teacher, you may be looking for ways to revamp your planning technique. This lesson gives you a template for lesson plans across the subject areas.

The Importance of Planning

You might be wondering why it is important for you as a high school teacher to follow a specific template when you plan your lessons. The truth is, there are a lot of different ways to plan and a lot of lesson styles that work for different teachers and students. However, regardless of your teaching style and philosophy, having some sort of underlying framework that structures your teaching will make you more organized and better able to focus on the students in front of you. Having a plan helps you see the purpose of each instructional move you make and assess what is and is not working in the classroom. Lesson plans can also be helpful documents for you to have when you reflect on your practice with colleagues and administrators or when you talk with parents about your curriculum.

The template provided here is by no means the only way to plan a lesson for high school students, but it covers the aspects of lesson planning that are important regardless of context. The exact plan you make will vary depending on the age and type of students you are teaching and also, of course, on your subject area. You can modify this template to meet your own needs as a teacher.

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