My first job, when I retired from our local school system, was teaching math at a private school. Mind you, I had been teaching math for over twenty years; yet, the administrator wanted me to do detailed plans which had to be turned in every Friday. I grudgingly did them, but would add little comments in the comment section. That space became my way of quietly venting; so, I would write such things as: "So many lesson plans; so little time. Writing detailed plans is not time well spent. To plan or to grade, that is the question. I am aging quickly; so, I need to make succinct plans."
My supervisor finally relented and allowed me to do an outline form of plans. However, he visited often to observe my teaching, which I didn't mind. At least he knew what was happening in my classroom. I have learned from teaching and observing student teachers that anyone can come up with dynamite plans, but the question is: "Do the plans match what the teacher is doing in the classroom?" Remember Madelyn Hunter? Oh, how my student teachers hated her lesson plan design, but they did learn how to make a good plan. To this day, I still do many of the items such as a focus activity and a lesson reflection at the end.
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