You put in the time to plan a lesson. You imagined how it would go. You knew what you were going to say and do. You could even picture the students responding and working. Then-it flopped. It happens. And, it is okay.
What you do next is where the learning and growing can occur-if you will let it. This article is a short, but great read about what to do after a lesson flops. Spoiler alert-it is not about blaming the students. Congratulations-teachers have to learn from mistakes, too. Celebrate a mistake and move on to new learning. Isn’t that what we want our students to do?