Every teacher has several duties and responsibilities to perform and complete. And among all this work, the most important one is to conduct effective learning lectures or classes for the students. To become an effective teacher, perform your work the best and impart students with quality education, planning and preparation are very helpful components.
Entering the classes without any planning and preparation can make your classes disarray, vague, less effective, and disorganised from your end. To avoid this from happening to you and your students and make classes effective, more valuable planning and preparation in advance to the next classes is necessary. Let us discuss some of its benefits.
Benefits of planning and preparation
- Ensure discipline in classes
A vague classroom where teachers have no plans of teaching can make the classroom less interesting for the students. With a low level of interest, students get easily distracted from their studies and become mischievous. This affects discipline in the classes.
But when teachers enter a class with a proper plan of action, they know how to teach and what all activities to conduct to keep students on their toes and stay interested. This makes students actively involved in learning and less mischievous. This helps teachers to maintain discipline in the classroom.
- Enhance the academic performance of the students
Conducting a class without any action plan doesn’t make the classes interactive and doesn’t involve students much. But with effective planning, teachers come to the classes well prepared with notes and other learning activities.
This helps teachers to teach better and involve students more in learning. More the participation in learning activities, the better students will understand. And this will help to enhance their academic performance and exams scores too.
- Make teachers more confident for the classes
When teachers come to the classes whether online teaching or conventionally, unplanned and unprepared their confidence level is also reduced. With no procedure on where to start and how to carry, teaching confidence is reduced. Whereas when teachers come to the cases prepared, they are more confident. This helps them to teach, explain, deliver or present the lessons better.
- Make students impressed
When teachers come to the classes unprepared and start from anywhere and are random, teachers feel less interested and enthusiastic about learning. Whereas coming to the classes with a proper lesson plan and activities, and carrying the classes in the same way, make students feel impressed and elated by the teachers.
2 Things to remember while planning your classes
- Ensure that students are involved.
While planning and preparing for your next classes and lessons, keep in mind to include the activities that include students speaking, participating, and performing. Using LMS, properly plan about such learning activities. Only you speak and explain the learning material to the students is not enough for proper growth and development for the students.
You must ensure the learning activities that will involve students equally too. For example, planning topics for group discussions, preparing some basic questions for a quick questionnaire, and having other activities like project making, recitations, and presentations can also be planned.
- Plan with an active and stress-free mind
With so many teaching duties and responsibilities to manage and perform, feeling stressed is common. A little stress can be tackled and worked with but excessive amounts of stress can be harmful. With too much stress and pressure, the brain functioning is reduced and teachers will not be able to think and plan activities in this condition.
So ensure to stay calm, stress-free while planning your next lectures of yours. This will help you to think better, be creative, and plan the best for the students. With less stress, your work effectiveness will be enhanced to make you manage all the duties better.
With so much work to do every day, planning helps us to become better at management, become more productive, and effectively complete all the work. The same goes for the teachers. When teachers plan well in advance for their further classes and lectures they become effective at teaching. Their confidence level and class presentation increase. Also, classes become more manageable, goal specific and the academic performance of the students is also enhanced to a great extent. Therefore all teachers must practice planning and preparing components to become better at their field and work.