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Teacher Planning Tools

Throughout the workshops, Master Teacher Jan Robinson uses several tools and templates to help teachers plan their lessons, guide student discussions, score student work, and develop new problems and tasks. These tools and templates will be valuable time-savers as you prepare and adapt these lessons for your classrooms. They are grouped into three sections:

Planning Lessons and Delivering Instruction (for Discovery Workshops 1, 3, 5 and 7)

  • Planning a Math Unit: Launch-Explore-Summarize Teaching Model. Use to familiarize yourself with the teaching approach that Jan uses in this series.
  • Lesson Planner Template. Use to design your own lessons.
  • Questions to Stimulate Student Thinking. Use to prepare for the Explore and Summarize phases of each lesson.
  • Guidelines for Grouping. Use to set up your classroom for each lesson.

Scoring Student Work (for In Practice Workshops 2, 4, 6 and 8)

  • Using Scoring Guides. Use as an introduction to using scoring guides.
  • Analytic Versus Generic Scoring Guides. Use as an introduction to using scoring guides.
  • Creating a Task-Specific Scoring Guide From Student Work. Use to develop your own scoring guides.
  • Sample Analytic Scoring Guide — Student Perspective. Use as a reference resource, post in your classroom.
  • Sample Analytic Scoring Guide — Teacher Perspective. Use as a reference resource, post in your classroom.
  • Generic Scoring Guide. Use as a reference resource.

Creating Tasks (for In Practice Workshops 2, 4, 6 and 8)

  • Characteristics of a High-Quality Problem or Task. Use as an introduction to creating tasks.
  • Drafting a Problem or Task. Use as an introduction to creating tasks.
  • Template for Creating a Problem or Task. Use to create your own tasks.

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