Are you a Science Teacher? Do you have trouble keeping your lab equipment requests organised?
The big issue there is that in the space of a week, a lot tends to change. I found that I was spending too much time chopping, changing, and re-thinking plans I had already laid out. Flexibility in planning will always be necessary so instead I did the next best thing and made my planning process more adaptive. I wrote a Google Sheet that automatically organizes and re-organizes my lesson plans. Major features of the Planning Template include:
- Planning is done chronologically in a single column for easy cutting and pasting big blocks of lessons.
- The planner automatically fills in a week-by-week template of what equipment needs to be delivered when based on the chronological plan and automatically updates based on any changes
- Disruptions (like holidays, or sick days, or surprise assemblies) can be added on the fly and the week template will adjust.
- The planner can be shared with students, parents, and colleagues so that everyone can know what is going on, and when.
Walk-through of features and set-up