How Do I Teach That?
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How Do I Teach That?

Cooking up a great lesson
4.1 (3 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
134 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2014
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This course includes
  • 26 mins on-demand video
  • 1 min on-demand audio
  • 2 articles
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the completion of this course you will create a lesson plan that will bring lifechange to your students
  • You will determine good objectives for use in your lesson plan.
  • You will create an appetizer that will draw your students into the lesson.
  • You will reduce the content of your lesson to the irreducible minimum.
  • You will be able to apply content generally and personally to specific students lives.
  • Standard computer, internet access and printer
  • pdf reader
  • willingness to learn and change
  • Adobe flash plug-in or javascript
  • If using an iPad, Prezi viewer for iPad is required.

Cooking up a great lesson involves many ingredients put together in the right way. This course will give you all the ingredients to create that appetizing lesson…a lesson that will change your students. Step by step we’ll teach you how to catch your student’s attention, present content in an effective way, and show how to apply it to make a change in the learner. Teachers and trainers will find this course useful! It will teach you how to develop an effective lesson plan, which is relevant, engaging your students with each other and with you, and active in the learning process. You will watch videos, listen to audio sessions, then do exercises (downloadable resources, Prezi, and discussion) and develop your own lesson plan as you work your way through this course. It will take 2- 3 hours depending on the time you spend developing your new skills. We’ll give you all the tools necessary for preparing any lesson…for anything…and anyone! If you search out there, you’ll find lots of ways to cook up a lesson plan, but I’m going to make it easy! Step by step, just like an easy recipe.

There is a need for teachers who can bring about lifechange in their students. Because you are taking this course, we know you have a desire to improve your teaching skills and abilities. Maybe teaching just isn’t fun anymore, or maybe this is your very first time teaching a course, or first time training someone at work. By the end of this course you will experience lifechange learning yourself! We will introduce you to a whole new way of teaching that will get your students involved and have fun. As a result, your students will learn; changing the way they look at life… and how they live life, because of you.

Who this course is for:
  • Teachers, trainers, educators and anyone who wants to effectively teach
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 34:14
+ Cooking Up a Great Lesson
3 lectures 04:10

A great lesson includes many ingredients put together in the right way. We'll give you all the ingredients to create a lesson that will change your students! Catch your students' attention, present content in a great way and use the right tools for application. Step by step we'll help you create a great lesson. Let's get cooking!

Preview 03:01

Choose something to teach! Use the lesson plan form! Do the assignments! Have fun!

How to Do This Course

Instructions on using the Lesson Plan form.

How to make it REAL
+ The Knead
1 lecture 03:58

There is a need for teachers who want to see lifechange in their students. Your enthusiam and skill can have a longterm effect! Lecture is boring. True learning happens when knowledge makes a difference in how people live thier lives. Good teaching should take information and apply it to make a change in the learner.

Preview 03:58
+ From Menu to Dinner
4 lectures 05:57

Start with the end. Start with a goal and decide how to get there.

  • Identify the learning objective.
  • Determine how you will measure that the objective is reached.
  • Plan learning activities to reach the objective.
Preview 02:10
Backwards Design Graphic
1 page

Lesson objectives are what you want students to know and do. Objectives need to be simple, specific, and measureable. Narrow it down to the basics. A good lesson objective is the foundation of a good lesson.

Preview 03:00

Prezi activity: This is an exercise for you to practice determining what is a good and bad lesson objective. Good or Bad, you choose!

Objectives Exercise
+ The Appetizer
2 lectures 03:20

The introductory activity, the hook, the ice breaker, or the warm-up. There are 4 functions of a good appetizer:

  1. Catches attention
  2. Is relevant to the student
  3. Sets a goal
  4. Transitions to the lesson

Tips...know your audience, be creative and keep it focused on the objective.

The Appetizer

An example appetizer. Add your own to the lesson plan form!

Appetizer Example and Assignment
2 pages
+ The Main Course
2 lectures 02:52

The main course, or content, or new information needed to achieve the lesson objective. The key ingredients are:

Research- gather data

Reduce- the content

Reorder- in a logical order

Remember- make it memorable

REAL- make it relevant, engaging students with each other and active...resulting in lifechange learning!

The Main Course

A review of the 5 R's

Main Course Key Ingredients
1 page
+ The Dessert
1 lecture 02:33

Successful teaching results in students accomplishing the lesson objective...actually using new knowledge in their own lives. A good dessert includes:

  • General application
  • Personal application

Application can happen outside of class, anywhere in the lesson, in steps, and in the future!

The Dessert
+ Add Some Spice
2 lectures 02:09

The many spices, or methods, for teaching various learning styles, age groups, etc. need to support the lesson objective. 7 questions to ask yourself when choosing spices or methods to connect with your students.


Listing of spices, or methods, or activities to help learners grasp and apply content.

Add Some Spice
2 pages
+ Leftovers
2 lectures 03:14

This is a review of key points of the course. Complete your lesson plan form... filling in the objective, appetizer, main course and dessert. Don't forget some spice!

Set time limits, Focus your lesson, Use appropriate methods, Practice, and be flexible with the plan.


You made it! You have a complete lesson plan that you can use to make lifechange learning happen in your students. This is a fresh start in the way you teach. Manual info, discount code and website info.

You Made It