Learning Objectives and Backwards Planning

I first ran this session with a group of Teach First trainees who came to my school for their pre-placement school experience.  The session was to act as an introduction to planning lessons for people who probably had never done this before and, as such, was a bit of a whistle-stop tour through lots of lesson planning basics.

I go into much more detail about learning objectives and planning in the ‘Planning and Lesson Design’ series of posts, found elsewhere on the blog, as well as in my ’10 Minute Skill Builder Sessions’ posts.

Below, please find the learning objectives and outcomes slide.  The session should be pretty self-explanatory to run and the instructions are clearly laid out in the slides, so there is no need to go into elaborate detail here.


I will add all the resources required at the end of the post; they are all labelled clearly so that there should be no problem in working out what goes where.  The only thing that is lacking is that the session requires photocopies of some pages from Teach Like A Champion.  As I have said elsewhere, I think that this is the best book for trainee teachers out there, so it is worth getting yourself a copy.  The particular techniques that you need from the book are: ‘Begin from the End’ and ‘Double Plan’.

Assessment opportunities Learning Objectives and backwards planning learning objectives rating sheet Learning objectives success criteria Lesson planning table Plenary

If anything here is unclear, please don’t hesitate to comment and I will explain further.




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