Questions that request a review for a lesson plan. Use this tag for asking specific questions about your lesson plan. Before using this tag, please read about it in the mentioned meta post. This tag has a very definite format, outlined in the full tag wiki. If you use this tag, you should not also use the lesson ideas tag.

Lesson reviews are a useful way to spot problems in one's lesson plan.

Fixing issues in a lesson plan is, on occasion, not easy. Asking for peer review on a lesson plan can give a direction for fixing said issues.

Such a review requires an existing lesson plan.

A lesson plan can be reviewed for effectiveness, efficiency, points of focus, or for other improvements.

Questions tagged with this tag must follow this format:

Sections of a question

1. A clear title

The title should identify the lesson plan, and the basic purpose of the review (e.g. "Focus and streamline a unit about finite state machines", or "Help a lesson about object design dovetail into a unit on Prolog".)

2. The background

This is where we want to know information about the class, the age of the students, their knowledge background, and where this lesson or unit fits into a broader scheme. Without clear information here, answers will be untargeted. Give as much relevant background as you can to help answerers focus their answers on your direct problem.

3. The lesson plan as it now stands

Provides an outline or sketch of the current lesson or unit plan, including links to (or a description of) the curricular materials used. This section might be on the longer side; that's okay! It's hard for answerers to comment on plans that they have no access to.

4. The actual question itself

The asker must provide specific goals for the critique. Don't worry about making things too narrow. If answerers see other problems in the unit or lesson, they can always add that information into their answer anyway. The question for the asker is, at minimum, what do you really need the answerer to address in order to help you improve this lesson?

Once again, we want specifics.

  • Good (specific):
    • Are my worksheets supporting my lab well?
    • My students in the past have done well with ___, but I want to find a way of better supporting (other idea that students have had trouble with)
    • My next unit is on information theory. Is there some way that I can integrate the coin problem here in a way that is also organic to this unit?
  • Bad (vague):
    • Is this lesson plan good?
    • Can you see any ways to improve the lesson?
    • What else should I do?

The relevant meta post about this tag can be found here.

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