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Lesson Planning: Getting it Right in a Week

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Lesson Planning: Getting it Right in a Week

AUTHOR : By Keith Appleyard and Nancy Appleyard Series edited by Susan Wallace

ISBN : 9781911106326

Edition No : 1

Publication : Jan 24, 2017

Extent : 80 pgs

ISBN : 9781911106333

Edition No : 1

Publication : Jan 24, 2017

Extent : 80 pgs


  • Why should you plan and why should you write lesson plans?
  • Does your planning suffer when time is short?
  • Has your lesson planning improved and progressed in line with your experience?

This book is a time-saving, practical guide to support and develop your lesson planning. It suggests a range of tried and tested strategies for dealing with the most common issues and problems that you might encounter when planning your lessons. Designed to be read over a week, it is divided into seven concise chapters which also include example case studies and summaries of the underpinning theories.



Day 1: Getting started
Day 2: Aims, objectives and outcomes
Day 3: Planning for methods and activities
Day 4: Planning for assessment
Day 5: Resource planning
Day 6: Putting plans into practice
Day 7: Evaluating plans


Keith Appleyard has worked within the post-16 sector since 1978 as a lecturer, college senior manager and teacher trainer. Over a 20-year period he was a tutor and course leader for PGCE/Cert Ed programmes at Lincoln College, and a tutor on these programmes at Nottingham Trent University. He has worked as an Ofsted inspector in the secondary sector and most recently as an ITT reviewer for SVUK and as a consultant for LSIS. Together with his wife Nancy he is the co-author of four other books on aspects of teacher training.

Nancy Appleyard taught communication studies at Lincoln College for 10 years. Since 2001 she has designed and delivered more wide-ranging and flexible communication and personal development programmes for Grantham College and the wider AE community (for example RAF bases and community houses). Currently she gives presentations to organisations throughout the East Midlands and, along with her husband Keith, gives lectures on communication and personal development to cruise ship audiences.

Susan Wallace is Emeritus Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University where, for many years, part of her role was to support learning on the initial training courses for teachers in the FE sector.  She has researched and published extensively on education, training and management of behaviour, and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Her particular interests are in mentoring and the motivation and behaviour of students.

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Your Reviews on this book

I really like this little book that is packed with tips for effective lesson planning. The examples are really useful. I appreciate the links to theory and the references for all the theories which are listed in the end.

Heather Booth-Martin, Craven College

they are fab little books....They are well laid out, straight forward to read with good diagrams and case studies. 

Jo Lutas, Isle of Wight College
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