PASIG CITY, September 24, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) underscored the crucial role of well-prepared and well-planned lessons in the delivery of quality teaching and learning in schools, in view of the appeal to put a halt on the implementation of the DepEd Order No. 42, s. 2016, or the Policy Guidelines on Daily Lesson Preparation for the K to 12 Basic Education Program.
The Department highlighted that lesson planning is a core skill that should have already been developed during any professional teacher’s pre-service training/undergraduate preparation.
A Daily Lesson Log (DLL) is a standard template that covers a week’s worth of lessons in one tabular format. The use of a DLL supports teachers in upholding quality education standards and helps them plan lessons efficiently and effectively. DLLs are used by teachers with at least one year teaching experience, including teachers with prior experience in private schools or higher education institutions.
Furthermore, flexibility is allowed in the use of the DLL since teachers do not need to go through all parts in one class session as these can be done across the week. It can be prepared by teachers through a computer or by hand, individually or collaboratively.
Only newly-hired teachers without professional teaching experience are required to prepare Detailed Lesson Plans (DLPs). This practice helps them organize and manage their lessons better and further develop their lesson planning skills. Once the newly-hired teacher obtains a Very Satisfactory or Outstanding rating, they will be allowed to transition to the use of a DLL, which incentivizes them to perform better.