Assessment Method in Lesson Planning

Assessment Method The methods of assessment measure your students learning. the assessment let you know how the information shared in the lesson was received and/or if your lesson objectives were met. The method(s) listed in your lesson plan will most often be formative assessments. These assessments may/will vary from lesson to lesson. There are dozens ofContinue reading “Assessment Method in Lesson Planning”

Lesson Procedure in Lesson Planning

Lesson Procedure Your lesson procedure is an in-depth explanation of how the lesson will progress in the classroom. The lesson procedure is essentially step-by-step instructions that walk you through everything from the time students enter the classroom until the bell rings at the end of the period. It is best to be very detailed inContinue reading “Lesson Procedure in Lesson Planning”

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”

Curriculum Integration

The mission of every teacher and learners at all levels should be to help young minds discover roots running underground contrary and remote things cohere and flower out from one stem. Learning through games, exploring, investigation and self discovery. To the young mind everything is individual, stands by itself. By and by, it finds howContinue reading “Curriculum Integration”

STEM in the National Standards Curriculum

The 21st Century brings with it new challenges which we must face and overcome if we are to survive as a nation. The imperatives of the present and the future require that we create a nation of critical thinkers and problem solvers. To achieve this goal we must change the way we teach to usingContinue reading “STEM in the National Standards Curriculum”