Goals, Objectives, and Lesson Plans
This component is of great importance, but we have observed the topic treated with casualness by many teachers because they do not have a true understanding of how critical well-planned annual goals and objectives are for each student. Having an individual plan for students in special education is the law, and this includes specific and measurable annual goals and objectives. Beyond that, these goals and objectives are the guide for what will be included in the daily lesson plans you prepare. Daily lesson plans are the vehicle by which the IEP is implemented, and it is important that you know what to include in your lesson plans so that each student’s objectives are taught.