Lesson plans – a waste of time?

I think that lesson planning is a good thing to plan ahead for what you want to accomplish, and to bring into line and structure to your daily work.
Do you think that it is not possible to plan in detail what your students will learn even some days before?

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I realise I haven’t written anything for this blog for quite some time, so I’m really glad that a recent conversation on Twitter about observations and lesson plans with @ashowski and @getgreatenglish, who following our chat wrote a post too, motivated me to write a new post. The conversation was prompted by a blog post by @ashowski which you can read here. In a nutshell, Anthony argues that from the point of view of the observer a thorough lesson plan is essential as comparing it with the decisions made by the teacher during the lesson can “reveal the most interesting features of the teacher’s pedagogic abilities”. Without this it would be impossible “to determine the extent of the teacher’s teaching abilities”. What?!

You know a great planner when you read their lesson plan, but you know a great teacher when you see them. While the lesson plan might reveal some…

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About victorhugor

Associate professor of Didactics of TEFL, conference speaker, lecturer, teacher trainer, mentor, EFL/FLE/ESP teacher, and webhead.

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