Every center has a different format that is used for lesson planning. Student teachers are to follow the center’s planning format. If a center does not have a specific format for children older than three, see Appendix D or for children under three, see Appendix E. University supervisors may have different requirements for lesson planning so it is important that each student teacher is clear about the expectations of the supervisor. Ideally, lesson plans are typed and saved on disk (can be used for paper or electronic portfolio). Possible expectations may be:
- Written lesson plans for each activity handed into the supervisor
- Hard copy
- Written lesson plans for each activity kept in a binder and reviewed during observations
- Written lesson plans for the days when the student is present during the lead weeks
- Written lesson plans for all days during the student teacher’s lead weeks
Consult with your university supervisor for specific requirements regarding format and deadlines.