For the first 10 years or so of teaching music I was free to use any lesson plan template that I chose. I’ll admit that mostly I just made my music plans fit on whatever was available. Then around the time that I really started thinking about what would be most useful for me and really playing with templates, my school district handed down a required online template.
I used dutifully used that template with as much success as could be expected and had actually made plans on asking for a special exemption this year when much to my delight and relief we were told that we didn’t have to use the “mandated” template any longer and that several templates would be suggested, but that we were to focus on using lesson plans that worked for us. HALLELUJAH! And there was MUCH rejoicing!
So – I took all of my favorite elements of what I liked and got rid of what didn’t work for my class and came up with my own template.
I write in the cells that are open and I highlight the parts of the template that I need for the lesson. My favorite part of the template is the bottom where I can make notes about the needs of individual classes.
I am leaving this in spreadsheet form so that hopefully you can edit it to meet your own personal needs. Let me know how it goes. If you run into trouble or are unable to edit the form, please let me know and I’ll gladly send you the file. Due to damage to the file, here is an updated version in a PDF form. Feel free to print.