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5 Simple Bitesize Ways to Create Your Teacher Plan

Having a teaching plan is important because it helps you stay focused on what your students need to learn and allows you to target your goals without going overboard.

These plans will come in handy for when you have to write report cards or for a substitute teacher when you’re away.

It also provides your students will clear objectives if you wish to share it with them so that your goals can become theirs as well.

The following are bitesize pieces so that it’s easy to create and implement. Keep it simple and look at it as a quick overview. This doesn’t need to take up too much of your time.

Actionable Steps:

#1. Focus on the Long Term

Divide a large page into term 1, term 2, and term 3.

Then look at what core competencies you want to teach each term. Make a note of them under each term. This is important to note as it will make writing your report cards easier and it will keep your content cohesive.

#2. Narrow It Down

Look at the content that you need to cover this year.

Write down all of the topics under either term 1, term 2, or term 3. Then categorize them under each of the core competencies so that you build a flow to your planning.

#3. Get Active

For each piece of content, write down the activities that will help you get your point across. This should include what you’ll teach as a whole class or small group and what students will work on to commit it to memory. If you choose to assign homework, make a note of it under this section as well.

As you complete it, keep in time that you may be going on field trips. This should also be added to your activity section.

#4. Assess The Work

What forms of assessment will you be using? When will you apply formative and summative assessments. For each of them, what exactly will you be assessing? For example, if you’re teaching social studies, do you need to mark for grammar? Probably not! Simplify your work so that you don’t burn out.

#5. Create Your Timeline

Create a timeline of when you’ll teach each activity so that you know how long it will take you to complete each unit and if you have time to either teach a new one or if you need to integrate it into another one.

If this feels overwhelming to you or if you’re struggling to have a life beyond teaching, join me in The Colourful Teaching Club.


Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:

  1. The importance of ensuring you have a plan to start the school year off a strong note.
  2. Five simple bitesize ways to create your teacher plan: focus on the long term, narrow it down, get active, assess the work, and create your timeline.

Free Resources:

If your children are struggling to hand in assignments on time, check out the following video training: 3 Steps to Teach Children How to Overcome Procrastination to Increase Productivity.

In the mean time, if you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and burnout, then I encourage you to check out the following: FREE MASTERCLASS: Systematic Plan to Super Passionate.

Systematic Plan to Super Passionate

Next Steps:

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I’ll see you next Friday at 5:30pm PST.

Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.

Take care,


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