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Lesson Plan

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Lesson planning is a special skill that is learned in much the same way as other skills. It takes thinking and practice to hone this skill and it would not happen over-night. But it is a skill that will help to define you as a teacher, knowing “how to” is far more important than knowing “about”, When it come to lesson plan and is one of the important markers along the way to becoming a professional teacher. The old adage,practice does not make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect, is at the core of learning this skill. Good lesson plans do not ensure students will learn what is intended, but they certainly contribute to it. Lesson plan also help new or inexperienced teachers organize content, materials, and methods. Lesson plan clarifies what you can do in the time available and gives a means of stating the learning objectives of the lesson to students. Lesson plan can serve as a reminder to refer to during the actual lesson, which can help keep one on the track.

How to plan lessons:

There is no fixed formula for planning a lesson. We all have our own ways of organizing and working things out; perhaps the best way to go about answering the question of how to plan lessons is to ask oneself the following fundamental questions when planning:

  * Purpose

  * Interest and motivation

  * Enjoyment

  * Practicality

  * Classroom environment

  * Timing and staging

Planning principles

There are several planning strategies that one should keep in mind when creating ones lesson. This conventional oral approach to planning lessons organizes the lesson into three main sections:

  * Presentation

            * Inductive
            * Deductive

  * Practice:
  * Mechanical practice

  * Meaningful practice

  * Communicative practice



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