Reflection of Lesson Plan Implementation

Student Engagement

The students were actively engaged during the lesson. This is because learners were alert and were always attentive. All students were actively taking notes during learning and at the same time, they would actively listen. No learner slept or chatted during the lesson. Throughout the lesson, learners would ask questions and seek clarification and respond to all posed questions. Evidence shows that engaged learners are likely to ask questions during learning, react, and respond to posed questions (Cooper et al., 2018).

Changes made during Lesson Implementation

During the lesson, I did not make any major changes. However, I discovered that I used illustrations such as charts and photos related to the learning content. This helped learners retain the taught information because, at the end of the lesson, learners were able to remember the taught content. I did not use simulations and info-graphics during learning as planned.

Necessary Refinements before Implementing this Lesson Again

Before implementing this lesson again, I would ensure that I integrate group learning as part of the teaching strategy during the lesson. This is because group discussion forums among students have been shown to promote critical thinking and interactions among learners. Additionally, learners get to share ideas during group discussions and hence learn from each other (Cathy & Cathy, 2016). I would also use simulation exercises to encourage learners to practically perform the roles being taught. This would allow learners to acquire the target skills and learning objectives (Haukedal et al., 2018).


What Went Well

During the lesson, I gave students exercises and they all actively participated. The interactions, active participation, and laughter gave me confidence that learning was taking place and that I was under the control of the class. This experience taught me that in the future I need to use more open teaching styles and be flexible (Naidu, 2019). Changes can be essential in the best lesson plans.


Cathy C & Cathy P. (2016). New Graduate Nurses, New Graduate Nurse Transition Programs, and Clinical Leadership Skill: A Systematic Review. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(3), 128 – 13.

Cooper, K. M., Downing, V. R., & Brownell, S. E. (2018). The influence of active learning practices on student anxiety in large-enrollment college science classrooms. International Journal of STEM Education, 5(1), 1-18.

Haukedal, T. A., Reierson, I. Å., Hedeman, H., & Bjørk, I. T. (2018). The impact of a new pedagogical intervention on nursing students’ knowledge acquisition in simulation-based learning: a quasi-experimental study. Nursing research and practice, 2018.

Naidu, S. (2019). The changing narratives of open, flexible, and online learning. Distance Education, 40(2).


An effective nurse educator participates in continuous reflection of instruction. Reflection allows the nurse educator to identify areas of needs in order to improve practice and student success.

The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on lesson plan implementation in the practicum setting.

After implementing your lesson plan, write a 350-500 word short answer reflection on the following questions:

  1. Were students actively engaged in the learning? How do you know?
  2. Did you make changes to your lesson during implementation? What were the changes and why did you make that change?
  3. What refinements will be necessary before implementing this lesson again? Support your answer with at least one evidence-based practice.
  4. What went well that you will repeat in future lesson plan implementations?

This assignment requires 2-3 scholarly sources.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


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