The Lesson Blueprint
Each lesson starts with a facilitator instruction page that contains all the information an instructor would need to teach the lesson. It lists the resources that will be used in the lesson (DVD, pamphlet, etc.) and explains who the correct audience is for the subject matter. In this one page, the lesson facilitator has all the information needed to complete the lesson.
After the instruction page, the lesson begins. There are two types of lessons in the EWYL program. The first type are DVD lessons which are based on a professionally produced DVD. A reproducible worksheet for the client is included in each lesson and is filled out by the client while the DVD is playing. These simple worksheets emphasize important points of the presentation and reinforce the main concepts. A worksheet key is included for the facilitator to check the answers.
The second type of lesson is written information that should either be read together or by the client alone. In written lessons there are questions designed to help the client understand and apply the information. There are also questions meant to be reviewed with the facilitator that will help build relationships and give the clients a chance to think about what they are learning and how it applies in their own lives.
Lessons also include a reproducible homework sheet that will help the client apply the lesson in their own life. The homework sheet is normally open-ended, with questions to help the clients internalize the information. Some homework needs a small pamphlet to go home to help with the answers while others ask for a simple fun project. Homework will only take the client a few minutes, but it will help them remember the important information they learned for a lifetime.