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Why a lesson plan?

Lesson plans are crucial to take into account each student's potential.

Let’s start with a definition of a lesson plan.

A lesson plan is a teacher’s guide for the facilitation of a particular lesson. It typically includes learning goals (what students need to learn), how these goals will be achieved (activities) and a way to measure progress (observation, assessment, homework). This ensures every bit of class time is spent teaching new concepts and having meaningful discussions.

Why build lesson plans with LEGO Braille Bricks and not just do a few activities?

Lesson plans allow teachers to be more effective and support children’s development of complex skills which require pre-requisites and multiple steps to achieve them.

Throughout the lesson plan these components are worked upon, step by step and with progression in time and difficulty.

A lesson plan allows diversification of activities, linking and building a progression of steps and variations. This prevents children from becoming bored with repetition of the same thing over and over again. Each student can then progress at their own pace, according to their needs and potential.

Finally, the execution of the lesson plan allows self play or learning with others. By the end of the session (lasting anytime from one hour up to several months), the child can perform activities alone or complete them with a peer.

Autonomy, inclusion and social interactions are some of the many skills that can be developed by using a lesson plan.

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