U is for understanding / unit plan.
U is for understanding / unit plan. Many of my final projects are unit plans. The problem is, as a pre-service teacher it is extremely difficult for me to anticipate the learning styles of my students. Ideally, I would first be able to get to know my students and tailor my lessons to fit their individual needs. Additionally, I still struggle with choosing the optimum unit plan format. Throughout my time shadowing teachers and taking classes at TC, I have been introduced to a variety of different lesson plan formats, all of which differ in subtle and obvious ways. To me, a completed unit plan is like a work of art. Perhaps if I were less perfectionistic about my unit plans, it would be easier to finish them. Regardless, it is hard to discern when a unit plan is “finished”, just as it is difficult to stop making changes to a work of art.