Lesson planning

10 tips for lesson planning writer’s block

It’s the end of the school day. Or the beginning of your prep hour. You have a little lesson planning time for the next week. (Or maybe the next day!)

You sit down to start planning and you’ve got nothing. No creative ideas. Not even any good ideas! The muse is definitely not visiting you, and you need something good for your students. 

What do you do?

Anyone responsible for creative ideas — writers, music composers, artists, videographers, and yes … teachers! — will tell you the hardest way to be creative is on demand. Sitting with a blank lesson planning book staring you in the face — or a blinking cursor on a screen — doesn’t seem to generate creativity.

Thankfully, there are some ways to spark those creative lesson planning ideas and overcome writer’s block.

Some will help you in the moment you need it. However, I’ve found the best way to generate lesson planning ideas is to come up with them before you need them.

Here are some tips that can help!

What other ideas do you have for generating lesson planning ideas? Please share them in a comment below!

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