Do you ever feel like you end up spending more time planning lessons than you´d like to? Are there reasons it takes you a while to prepare? What kind of resources are you using?

With teachers finding they are under increasing pressure these days, is it time to revaluate and find ways you can plan lessons in less time whilst still doing them thoroughly?

In his latest video for Pavilion ELT, Rubens Heredia shares five tips to help you help you plan lessons more quickly and effectively – relevant for teachers who are working online, dealing with face-to-face lessons and social distancing, or doing a mix of the two in hybrid teaching.


Useful references

Anderson, J. (2021). ‘Using activities effectively: the role of the activity’. English Teaching professional, 133.

Crooks, A. (2018). ‘Learner-generated material – is it worth the effort?’. Modern English Teacher, 27.

Graham, C. and Bilsborough, K. (2019). ‘ELT Footprint – steps towards a greener profession’. Modern English Teacher, 28 (4).

Woodward, T. (2001). ‘Perspectives on planning’. English Teaching professional, 24.