JLBC Lesson Planning
Teaching is not just talking about what you know. Planning each lesson out is critical; in fact, a lack of preparation makes you look like you know very little about what you are teaching. A good lesson plan will solve this problem before it happens. Lesson planning need not be involved or time-consuming. Remembering some simple concepts can teach much more confidently and effectively. Lesson planning should be a five-step process.
1. Set a general goal
A general goal is a long-term wish for the class. For example, "To move upper and lower body effectively" would be considered an overall, long-term goal for a beginning Boxing class.
2. Set specific objectives
Your objectives for each class session should serve as building blocks that you use to move toward reaching your general class goal. For instance, the following purposes might be set to achieve the general purpose of "To move upper and lower body effectively" for a beginning Boxing class:
3 Slip Left & Right Bob and Weave Duck
Step and slide (4 directions) Slide and step (4 orders) Quarter turns
Shadow Box movement
Decide on the best teaching methods
After setting the course's objectives, you should then determine the best method(s) to teach them. There are several teaching methods available to each of us, which include:
● Lecturing (talking about the fundamental concepts of the skill or technique).
● Demonstration (showing what it looks like when performed correctly).
● Student participation (allowing participants to try and provide feedback, OREO style,
positive, negative, positive!).
● Repetition (have students practice until it becomes almost autonomous).
JLBC Martial Arts programs provide a unique opportunity to utilize several of the above teaching techniques. This will enable you to offer your students an exciting and fun experience while learning the class's skills. For example, teaching students the basics of break falling may include a short 5-minute lecture at the beginning of each class session. Then, you may spend some time demonstrating each type of fall. The class could end with the students practicing on their own while you provide individual feedback or with a game or fun type of activity.