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Lesson Plan

How to master the lesson plan

When faced with the following three tasks as a teacher, which of the following takes priority: Marking, Planning or Resource creating/searching?

Woody Allen said "If you want to make G-d laugh, tell Him your plans!”

There is some of truth in Woody’s words, however in the professional world plans and targets are a necessity.  

Alan Lakein, a well-known author on personal time management once said

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

So planning is the key to success but wouldn't it be great to share the burden?

In many schools where there are two form entry, teachers of the same year group often plan together - ‘you plan English and Humanities and I'll plan Maths and Science’.

However, if you are a Jewish Studies teacher and you teach more than one year group or there is only one form entry, you more often than not find it near impossible to plan with a co-teacher.

Introducing Google apps

Google Apps

With Google docs, sheets and slides, you may have a significant alliance. These Google apps allow you to collaborate on a document in real time, so you could work together with a co-teacher in the evening on your plans or a PowerPoint or even arrange groups for a class activity.

If you have a friend teaching in another school but who teaches the same subject, you could collaborate in the same way.

Google AppsThese Google apps work across platform (Apple, Android), and therefore accessible to mostly everyone.

All you need is a Gmail account and you’re away.

In your lesson plans you could of course insert a link to a Ji Tap game as a quality and engaging resource, there are hundreds of educational games on a variety of topics that would certainly save you time.

So with a combination of Ji Tap and Google apps your planning is made easier, download Ji Tap now:

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Sammy Morhaim

Written by Sammy Morhaim

Sammy Morhaim is the UK and European manager of Jewish Interactive. Sammy was recently Head of Jewish Studies at the King David School Manchester, an outstanding school, where he also led training on using iPads in education. An innovative and energetic Jewish educator, his passion is in keeping Judaism relevant and he often lectures on the subject. He is an expert in combining educational pedagogy with technology and has developed many digital games for Jewish learning. He has had practical experience implementing technology in his classroom and in many other school settings. Sammy has two BA degrees, in Humanities and Education respectively and he is a Qualified Teacher. Sammy studied in Yeshivot Ohr Sameach, Kerem B'Yavneh and Aish HaTorah.

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