We strive for our classrooms to be learner-centric, where students are at the center, managing, collaborating, choosing, making decisions, and owning their learning.
We ask teachers to develop lesson plans that include materials, resources, strategies, activities, standards, interventions, accommodations, and timeframes while planning student-centered instruction.
And while educators spend a great deal of time in completing lesson plans, one key factor is missing.
Students are not involved.
This is the problem with lesson plans.
If instruction is going to be learned-centric, then the planning and goal-setting better involve students.