Each lesson should have a clear, observable OBJECTIVE. This is a statement of what learners must be able to do (SKILL) and how they should do it (METHOD). A good Objective can be ‘tested’ with an Exit Ticket (see #8). This means that there is visible EVIDENCE of what learners can do.
Five minutes before the end of the lesson give learners a short individual written activity that will indicate whether or not they have achieved the lesson objectives, so that you can evaluate you (and your learners' success). This is done on a piece of scrap paper (or in a dedicated activity book) and handed in as they walk out the door.
The “Double Plan” theory is a strategy to enhance effective lesson planning by planning out what learners will be doing along each step of the way. When most lesson plans are made, the focus is on what the teacher will be doing, but this strategy helps the educator take it a step further. By creating a lesson plan that explains what you expect your learners to be doing, it helps you as a teacher put yourself in their shoes, which will help keep them be productive and engaged throughout the lesson.