The simple online tool that creates comprehensive lesson plans in 5 minutes flat.
It’s simple, really.
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan lives up to its name.
Developed alongside Teacher Toolkit, it uses some clever, cognitive science stuff to help you streamline your thought process.
All you have to do is fill out the boxes as directed and… voila! You’ll have a lovely, focused lesson plan, ready to save and share — in just 5 minutes.
1. Create plan
Open up a fresh plan — ahhh, a blank canvas.
You’ll be able to create unlimited plans, so give it a name that'll help you stay organised.
You can also date it, if that helps, or add a few tags to help you find it later on, if you'd like.
2. Brain dump
Let the template be your guide, Sensei.
It tells you what to put and where, so you can focus on the important stuff.
Just tap on a section to start adding notes (which will auto-save as you’re going along — Handy)
3. Save & share
You’re done? Already?!
(Of course you are, this takes 5 minutes.)
Download your lovely lesson plan as a PDF, ready to print, email or share however you like. See? Simple.
Now… what to do with all this spare time…?
Unfuddle your brain
So, here’s the secret… it’s um, science.
(And a bit of magic, but mostly science.)
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan supports cognitive thinking and structures your thought process.
Put short, it breaks down your super-complex teacher-thoughts into bitesize, digestible chunks.
Arranging your thoughts into an order that makes sense — it combines everything into a beautiful visual, so you can see your lesson as a whole.
Goodbye, lesson anxiety
Create or edit your plans from anywhere, in 5 minutes, as long as you're online.
Wave goodbye to long hours at your desk writing unnecessarily detailed plans, and say adios to those "I-stayed-up-to-plan-last-night" under-eye circles!
Tried, tested & trusted
Not to brag or anything — but 5MLP is kind of a big deal.
(Okay, we’re bragging.)
Designed by the wonderful clever clogs at Teacher Toolkit, the 5 Minute Lesson Plan template has been pretty popular for a while.
In fact, it's been downloaded thousands of times, by teachers in over 140 countries.
Teachers loved the plan so much, we had no choice but to take it a step further by going digital and fully mobile.
"Absolutely love that it’s mobile friendly, I can plan lessons on the go which is amazing when you’re sat on a train!"
"I love it! I am a student teacher and this has improved my learning plans considerably. Thank you!"
"It is so easy to make and follow. It has saved me time and made my planning meaningful and purposeful."
"It helps me think through my lesson steps, identify what students need to learn and how I am going to check on their progress."
"As a student teacher, I'm finding this really helpful! It makes sure I think ahead about things like Differentiation and Assessment for Learning."
"You improved my teaching skills!"
"This is great, it really made me drill down to what I wanted the children to learn during the lesson and took so much less time than usual."
Source: In-app feedback form