In chapter Two: Planning That Ensures Academic Achievement talk about the five planning techniques, how they are designed to be implemented before go into a classroom. These techniques different from the other techniques because they are not done live in front of the students. These five techniques set the stage for your success when you enter a classroom. They are important links to the rest of the techniques found in the book Teach Like A Champion. These five techniques are critical to effective teaching because they deal with specific types of planning. To have any success in a classroom as a teacher you most organize and have good plans.
Technique #6: Is the first technique in chapter Two Planning That Ensures Academic Achievement: This technique is Begin with the End is progressing from unit planning to lesson planning. Using a well-framed objective to define the goal of each lesson. Then to determine how you assess your effectiveness in reaching your goal. Then the teacher had to decide on the activity. Teachers have to ask themselves why am I teaching the material this material? What is the outcome I am looking for? How does the outcome relate to what your students need to have learned to be ready to move to the next grade?
In this planning chapter the 7th Technique are the 4Ms, (1: manageable, 2: Measurable, 3: made first,4: most important.)Manageable is the first m and it effective object should be of a size and scope that can be taught in a single lesson. The teacher needs to know how fast students can master information. If they need two or three weeks to master the basic skills. The second m is measurable, that is when you have writing assignments so that you can measure the students achievement. This lets the teacher understand what is working with the students and what is not working. The third m is made first this is when the objective comes first so it is designed to guide the activity. The forth m is most important this is an effective objective that focus on what is important in the lesson. To have a great lesson plan you need to have all 4 M’s in the plan.
Technique 8 is post it: Post it is put in a visible location in the room so everyone can see it though out the room and when you enter the room. Teachers post the students important objective. Students that are aware that their work will be post it will help them work more intentionally for their work to be post it.
Shortest Path is the (9) ninth technique, this technique is the most direct route to get to the point and the shortest. The criteria should be focus on the goal and how to reach it fast. Teachers have to make their lesson motivated by switching among a series of reliable activities .
Double plan is technique 10: It is important to plan for what students will be doing during each phase of your lesson as it is to plan for what you’ll be doing and saying. Sometimes teachers forget to plan what their students will be doing. When teachers do both plans it is called double plan with this technique it helps the lesson move smoother and teachers and students have a better understanding of what is going on and what is to be done.
Technique 11 is draw the map: This is an effective planning tool that most every teacher use and don’t realize they use it. This technique draw a map is the planning and controlling of the physical environment that support the way the class should look like. Each teacher has there own image of how they classroom should be designed. A classroom should be designed in away that the students can communicate with each other comfortable and see the board and do their work.
All these techniques in this chapter is to assist teachers in planning for their students. To make sure students and teachers are on the same page when it comes to completing the lessons. Also, to make sure the classroom is set up in away that encourages the students to learn and the teachers to teach.