I remember when I was a student we did a lot with skill and drill practices. We had to memorize sight words, and math problems. Today, in my observation classrooms I see many more hands on activities and group work. Do students still work independently drilling information into their heads?
Throughout my years of education, I have learned numerous way to create lesson plans. In addition I have never seen any of my teachers actually use lesson plans. Do you use them? How often? Are they as formal and detailed as the ones created in college? I am wondering what current teachers do to organize their lessons and units.