I love to be organized! In a perfect world, I would always have everything students need for an entire lesson all together. Two pages, two-sided, stapled, and hole punched. I am just a little OCD that way.
I keep the copies right by the door. Students know to pick it up when they walk in the room.
6. More Notes – Whenever possible, I like to break my lessons up into small pieces. I talk . . . they practice . . . I talk some more . . . more practice.
7. More Practice.
8. One Lonely “Application” Problem – When it comes to showing them how this stuff is used in real life, I have much room for improvement.
9. Review – Most days include some review problems, some more than others.
One of my goals for this year was to incorporate more variety of practice structures and partner-type activities. But I still try to use this format no matter what. I want them to have something they can keep as a record of what they learned and/or practiced that day.