Lesson plans don’t have to be exclusively your guide, they can be your students’ too. At the start of the week, you can project or share your design and use it as a roadmap so students know what’s coming next and be encouraged to do some advanced reading.
It’s therefore important to have an eye-catching design to grab your students’ attention and interest. By using Canva’s professionally-created templates, you’re pretty much sure your lesson plan will look great. More importantly, however, with a well-organized layout, you can provide them with clear directions. A great tip would be to play around with font styles and sizes to catch and draw their eyes towards important points and lessons for the week.
When you’re in the middle of a class it can be easy to get carried away with discussions and themes – the problem is, you can easily skip over important details, and before you know it, the lesson has come to an end. Focus your attention by placing an icon next to the topics that need to be emphasized. Icons can be found by heading over to the elements tab then clicking the icons folder. If you’re looking for something specific, you can use the search bar and type in your search query.
Have a list of topics that need to be discussed in one lesson? Create a hierarchy of importance by changing the color of your icons in order of most important to least. This way you’ll know exactly what topics are crucial for each lesson and never miss an important theme again.
With many classes you teach you’ll need to include materials such as images to discuss or focus on. If a specific type of image is needed, then use Canva to find the right images to engage your students.
Canva hosts an extensive library of over 1 million professional stock photos and illustrations that you can use to complement or enhance your lesson. Whether you’re teaching an art, history, or a science class, you’re bound to find the right images for your needs.
Finding what you need is simple. You can easily search by using specific keywords or browse through our range of categories. Plenty of our images are free, and if a premium one catches your fancy, at $1 a pop, it won’t break the bank.