Creating an engaging lesson is a bit like creating a tasty plate of food - it needs the right combination and quantity of ingredients, as well as time spent on its presentation to achieve success. However, according to a report by the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group, the relentless production of detailed lesson and weekly planning was identified by 38% of respondents as adding unnecessary burden to teacher workload. So how do you improve your lesson planning efficiency whilst ensuring your lessons are interesting and challenging?
One of the schools we work with were previously using a Microsoft Word document template to plan their lessons. This involved cutting and pasting the curriculum from a different source and navigating through a complicated file share system when they needed to work together. The school found that this was ineffective and time consuming and were looking at solutions that could improve efficiency in this area.
By using the tools in InfoMentor to create lessons, link resources and collaborate with other teachers, the school has reduced their planning time by 50%. As one teacher commented: "InfoMentor gave me my Sundays back."
How does it work?
InfoMentor has simplified planning by using tools that allow teachers to create and develop lessons as working online documents and easily share them with their colleagues. This avoids duplication of work and as the content is safely contained within InfoMentor, teachers can reuse and update the material year after year.
School leaders can create their own lesson plan template to suit the requirements of your school. This means that teachers have the flexibility to use our planning tools to plan individual or sequences of lessons, whichever your school prefers. Teachers can easily create engaging lesson plans that link directly to the curriculum, giving them clear and up-to-date visibility of what they have taught and what they still need to teach.
Teachers can easily access their planning at the start of their lessons; linking resources and giving them fast and easy access to what they need. Our assignments tool enables teachers to create projects and homework activities by providing activities for pupils so they can take ownership of their learning.
Let InfoMentor help you make a positive change to the teaching and learning in your school. It has been specifically designed to make life easier by tackling teacher workload. Take a look around our website where you can download white papers, view case studies and request a demo.