Lesson planning makes the difference between ‘just another English class’ and ‘that was one of the most useful experiences I have ever had.’
Don’t settle for ‘just another English class.’
Your student’s DEFINITELY don’t want one.
The HR people who authorize payments which turn into your paycheck – don’t want to be paying for ‘just another English class.’
What do they want?
If you were paying for that class out of your own pocket, I wonder what you would want? If you were the HR person in charge of signing that payment authorization, what would you want as a result of your investment?
Lesson planning is taking smart steps towards listening to, and creating lessons that ensure strong ROI.
This conversation matters. It’s the link to happy students and happy HR managers.What are they getting back as a result of coming to your classes? What are HR managers getting back from paying for them?
Align your lessons to what matters. Ask your students lots of questions. (Start yesterday!) Ask them what their main day to day activities are? Ask them why they do what they do? Then, start asking them how they need to use English to accomplish those things.
English required?Ask more questions. How do you need to use English to get that job done? What can you do well now, and what do you need to do better? Is any activity so important in English that your job depends on it?
Apply! Use this info to design (lesson plan) your classes. What you do in class, MUST help students outside of class. Focus on results that can be observed. “By the end of class, student will be able to X.”
How can you make lesson design more in tune with your student’s needs?
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