"Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student."

Reflection on the Standard:

To ensure that every student in a classroom learns the necessary material, teachers must plan and execute lessons involving a variety of activities that cater to different learning styles. Lessons should be carefully planned with an introduction to prepare students for thinking and learning, a body of instruction in which content is presented in ways that benefit audio, visual, and hands-on learners, and finally a conclusion to summarize the lesson and show students what they have learned. Lessons should then be guided by these detailed plans, so all important and necessary information is covered.


To represent this standard, I have selected a lesson plan that I developed for 11th grade students, who were learning to solve and graph one-variable inequalities. Please click this link to view my lesson.

Explanation of Artifact in Relation to the Standard:

In the beginning of the lesson, I reviewed basic inequality terminology with the students. Students worked cooperatively to complete an inequality review chart that served as a reference tool for the rest of the lesson. During instruction, I verbally explained the process of solving inequalities for the audio learners and simultaneously wrote notes on the SMART Board for the visual learners. I also gave students a chance to practice solving inequalities on their own so the hands-on learners would better understand the material. To conclude this lesson, we went back to the chart we developed at the beginning of class to fill in the final column. When filling in the last column, students had a chance to review what they had learned during the lesson. By following my carefully developed lesson plan, I was not only able to open and close my lesson in a meaningful way, but also able to incorporate different instructional techniques to meet the needs of students with different learning styles in my classroom.

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