I wonder if anyone can help me as after hours of planning for my final placement I think I've identified the problem I've got which has caused other problems such as poor time management. I have a problem in my planning in that I get to my learning objectives, I write my objectives and then I'm stuck as to how to meet them. I spend hours and hours and hours searching the internet for activities that I could use to meet an objective. I use other people's ideas, resources, and I rely on other people's plans to guide a scheme of work. However, if I have a stimulus, such as another person's idea, I can develop my ideas quite well. I just need a stimulus to begin with. Right now I'm wondering how on earth I'm going to teach an Islamic unit. I've looked at the QCA units, agreed syllabus but it just doesn't provide enough for me to really engage with what I'm teaching and how. I want to be able to sit there with my objective and think 'ok, I'll do this activity as that will get them to think this etc'. I just can't do it. That said, the actual delivery of my lessons are good. I differentiate well, I question well. It's just the initial planning that I'm struggling with and even though my planning was graded as outstanding, that's only because of the level of detail and the good activities that I finally managed to find. I'm spending too long though, far too long. I need to be able to have an idea of how I want to teach something, not rely on TES resources to tell me how. So really my question is, how do you connect with the learning objectives? What are your thought processes? Do these kind of things come naturally to you? How do I make it easier for myself to plan a good lesson?