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How do I Write a Simple and Effective Teacher Daily Plan

Experienced teachers will often tell new teachers that they don’t create detailed lesson plans for themselves expect for a few bullet points. This is true.

HOWEVER, when you’re first starting out, it’s really important to have your lessons in order because it provides with you a flow. You’ll be able to see if you have a good variety of activities, specific objectives and if you have enough time to teach the subject to your students so that you aren’t going overtime and then worrying that you don’t have time to teach the rest of your curriculum.

When you have your lessons planned out, you’ll have them all in one place so that you can re-use them or tweak them without having to constantly start from scratch. This will prevent you from burning out in the future.

You don’t need to create detailed lesson plans like you were taught about in teaching school. You can do it with short bullet points.

The following are five points to include in your daily plan.

Actionable Steps:

#1. Big Idea

Make a note of the common core or core competency and the content that you’re going to be covering that day. You can get this from your government’s education website. It’s useful for principal’s to see but also for you for to share with your students so that they know what they’re going to be learning in your class.

#2. Activities

What activities will you be covering with your students to ensure that your students understand the material. Are you going to have whole class discussions with breakout groups or will your students be working on an assignment?

#3. Assess

You don’t need to assess everything that your students worked on in that class but choose one topic or question and mark it as students complete their work. This will save your time and energy while ensuring that your assessment is in place for when you need it.

#4. Materials

Write down the items that you need for that day to teach your lesson. For example, if you’re teaching a chemistry lesson, do you need beakers and specific solution? This will ensure that you don’t forget them.

#5. Time

Make a note of approximately how long this lesson will take from start to completion for that day. If you want to, but it’s not needed, is to make a note of how long each activity will take place.

If you’re looking for a teacher planner to stay organized, check out the following resource.


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

  1. The importance of creating a daily plan for your lesson.
  2. How to write a teacher daily plan: big idea, activities, assessment, materials and time.

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:

For calm down areas on a budget, for your students who have autism, CLICK HERE.

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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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