Monday, April 7, 2014

The Challenges of Lesson Planning

Adding a new book to your curriculum can be an exciting but daunting task. I found a recent survey that asked teachers to list their biggest challenges when creating lesson plans. It’s no surprise that over half of the teachers surveyed said the most significant obstacle is time.

“Overwhelmingly, teachers said they do not have enough time during the day to prepare for lessons and often work in the evening and on weekends to get ready. As one teacher put it, ‘With more demands from state and district assessments and increased testing (hence grading), there never seems to be enough time to focus on planning and preparation.’ "

Although time is a huge factor, teachers listed several other considerable challenges to lesson planning. Check out the full survey at

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