The five-part lesson plan alternates teacher-directed work with student-centered work for deep learning and ensures that learning processes from the revised Bloom’s taxonomy are present throughout the lesson. Note that although the learning processes are presented here in a linear fashion, several of the processes may occur in any part of the lesson.
1. Warming Up (Teacher-directed work) – Remembering
2. Exploring the Concept (Student-centered work) – Understanding
3. Developing Skills (Teacher-directed work) – Applying
4. Creating (Student-centered work) – Analyzing/Creating
5. Cooling Down (Teacher-directed and student-centered work) – Evaluating
Each lesson has five parts, but each part includes subcategories that allow for choice making and flexibility should you want to lengthen or shorten the lesson. Also, you may want to spend several classes focusing more on Developing Skills and less on Exploring the Concept or vice versa.