When I know I am being observed I write the most detailed lesson plans ever! Other wise they are usually short and to the point. We do not have to turn our plans in but we do have guidelines we follow that include the state standards and district standards (which I do follow). But there are times when I am totally inspired by a new artist and I "wing" a lesson plan in that style. I do go back after I flush out all the bugs and write a real lesson plan for the project (if it works out!!!)
I also write them more detailed if they are for an observation. Mostly they are a title in my grade book or on my calender rather than an actual lesson plan. I use lots for resources as inspiration, books, web pages, articles, videos, and art works.
Lucy, I am the same, I have a few sketches in my lesson plan book. If it works then I write a plan. Thank you for entering the comment contest.
I use my own lesson plans, inspired by students' current interests, Pinterest, and blogs. I almost never use PowerPoint presentations.
Crissy, do you have a smart board or a projector? I never used PowerPoints either but at my new school I have a smart board and it is wonderful! Thank you for entering the comment contest.
I submit weekly lesson plans based on our state standards which are based on the National standards. We have a curriculum with 6 basic units. I use these as the foundation for writing my lesson plans. I draw inspiration from Pinterest, art teacher blogs, other online resources, and written resources such as School Arts and Arts & Activities magazines. I also use the Davis online textbook. When teaching the lessons I use reproductions, PowerPoint, videos and images via the Promethean Board. I have an Elmo document camera that I sometimes use for demonstrations also. I try to be aware of the classroom teachers' curriculum, but the timing is not always right for what I may be teaching. Thanks for the contest!
Artist...and Elmo demo sounds cool! Is it helpful? Would you recommend getting one?Thanks for entering the contest and sharing your thoughts.
I keep my lesson plans pretty short. I create longer handouts for my students to use. I follow state standards but plan to incorporate the national standards. I sometimes have power points. I also use Pinterest as inspiration as well as keeping links to examples that explore the theme assigned.
Shirley H....I like the idea of handouts! I teach elementary so I am have to keep them short. But I think I will try it next year! Thanks for entering the contest and sharing your thoughts.
I try to answer questions students may have so if I'm unexpectedly absent my students can continue. I teach high school so that makes a huge difference.
I create, borrow and collaborate lesson plans using power points, videos and demonstrations. I work towards empowering my students as artists by giving them Visual Problems to solve. Understanding that there will be several different solutions and that some solutions are more effective than others. Then as a class we talk about the solutions and the problem. This goes well with any standards, and the ever popular Common Core.
I like the way you say "some solutions are more effective than others". I need to find a way to write that into my rubric!Thanks for commenting and entering the contest!