Related Requirements in Lesson Planning

Related Requirements Related requirements are national, state, or school standards (NSC) that dictate what you need to teach in a class. Teaching at any level (early childhood, primary, secondary, ect.) requires the need to for you to tie your lessons to certification requirements (attainment targets); be it PEP, CXC/CSEC, as well as other national examinations. Every lesson youContinue reading “Related Requirements in Lesson Planning”

Lesson Objectives

Lesson objectives list what students will be able to do after completing the lesson. These objectives let you easily tell if your lesson has effectively taught your students new concepts and skills. It can feel overwhelming to pin down specific takeaways for a lesson, but you can break the process into steps to do itContinue reading “Lesson Objectives”

Lesson Planning

Lesson planning is a teacher’s guide/road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time. Designing appropriate learning activities and developing strategies to obtain feedback on student learning is essential when planning a lesson. Having a carefully constructed lesson plan for each lesson allows you toContinue reading “Lesson Planning”

Mathematics for the NSC

Internet access has so changed the information landscape, and technological developments have so revolutionized the means available to either create or solve problems, that mathematical literacy is today as important as the ability to read text. All students must possess understanding of basic computation, statistics and geometry in order to make an informed response toContinue reading “Mathematics for the NSC”

Social Studies for the NSC

Social Studies is primarily concerned with the study of the interaction of individuals and groups within societies and their relationship with their environment. The study of the relationships within societies and their interaction with the environment requires an interdisciplinary approach. Ergo, the essential knowledge, concepts and skills taught in Social Studies are drawn from aContinue reading “Social Studies for the NSC”

Science for the NSC

The Grades 1-9 Science Curriculum is predicated upon the constructivist approach to learning in that it creates  ‘hands on’ experiential opportunities for exploring, catering to multiple intelligences and, in the early years (Grades 1-3),makes the most of the pedagogy of play. Learning is promoted through the integration and application of scientific concepts, principles and innovationContinue reading “Science for the NSC”

Language Arts for the NSC

The Language Arts/English Language programme developed for the National Standards Curriculum (NSC) is underpinned by the general theory of learner-centredness which is specified in the National Education Strategic Plan (2011-2020). This plan clearly outlines the following objective:  “Develop learner-centred and competency-based curricula at all levels.” (pg. 44).  The learner is, therefore, at the core ofContinue reading “Language Arts for the NSC”

The National Standards Curriculum (NSC)

The National Standards Curriculum (NSC) may and can be seen as a dynamic, challenging, inspiring and inclusive curriculum for the 21st Century learner. This design of the new NSC represents a major transformation for the Jamaican education system. There is now a paradigm shift from a content/knowledge -based education sphere to a more competency-based system,Continue reading “The National Standards Curriculum (NSC)”

Sequenced Integration

Using the sequenced model, topics and units are taught independently, but they are arranged and sequenced to provide a framework for related concepts. This model views the curriculum through eyeglasses; the lenses are separate but connected by a common frame. Teachers arrange topics so that similar units coincide or articulate. For example, in a self-containedContinue reading “Sequenced Integration”

Nested Integration

Nested Integration Model Overview 3-D Glasses = multiple dimensions to one learning activity and/or unit. Clusters several skills and cross curricular competencies within a targeted single subject area and outcome. Nested integration takes advantage of natural combinations. It gives the curriculum a three-dimensional glass view, targeting multiple dimensions of a lesson. In this model integrationContinue reading “Nested Integration”