My Own #5minute Lesson Plan

Many of you must have had a look on twitter at all the tweets about the famous #5min lesson plan, if you have not….then check out the TES and the resources from @teachertoolkit.

I have made my own 5 Minute Lesson Plan, and based it on looking a bit like a ‘blue print’ – just to look a bit more ‘Design and Technologyish’

Please use it, retweet it, share it, make it your own and maybe even give the pupils a copy?!


Lesson Ideas


Four plenaries to think about over the weekend and try out on Monday

Exit Ticket

At the end of the lesson ask the class a question. Give each pupil a piece of card to write their answer on – collect these ‘exit tickets’ in as the pupils leave your room. You can now use these cards to help plan the next lesson based on how much you know the pupils have understood.

The Real World

Pupils write down how what they have learnt in the lesson could be used in the real world or in another subject.

Find the fib

On the board write three statements, questions or answers about a lesson topic. Two are correct, one is wrong. Ask the pupils to tell you which is the fib and why.

Pupil Teachers

Ask the pupils to write what they think the learning objectives should be in the next lesson, based on what they have learnt in the current lesson.
Planning a lesson

You really must check out this resource:

It really is a 5 minute method of writing a lesson plan!
As soon as an observer gets your lesson plan they will know exactly what you are doing, and if you are not being observed – YOU will know exactly what you are teaching as the 5 minute lesson plan is a great way to get your lesson ideas down on paper.

My first post

Dear Bloggers

NQTs and teachers read on!

I have always wanted to write a blog, but never really known what to write one about, as I am interested in so many things.

My main passion is my job – a teacher….so thought I’d like to combine my passion with my love of writing and try to create a blog to help teachers.

I have no real plan for my blog, but if a few teachers could take some ideas that I have tried or created, or use my blog to share ideas with others, than I would be truly grateful.

please share ideas and thoughts on education @nqteacher on twitter.


Thank you