“Begin with the objective so instead of thinking what will my students do today, think what will my students understand today?”
KEY IDEA: A great lesson objective (and therefore a great lesson) should be manageable, measurable, made first, and most important on the path to college.
Effective objectives should be:
- Manageable: Should be of a size and scope that can be taught in a single lesson.
- Measureable. Success in achieving it can be measured, ideally by the end of the class.
- Made first. An effective objective should be designed to guide the activity.
- Most Important. It should focus on what’s most important on the path to college. It describes the next step straight up the mountain.
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)