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any teacher there who wants to help me. i just wanna ask a question about a lesson plan.?

can you teach without a lesson plan? can you go away without it?

if you are teaching for a long time, can you teach or go to school even without a lesson plan? and how long of teaching can you do it?

i appreciate any answer from my question.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It is always a good thing to have a plan and be prepared. When I first started teaching, having good lesson plans was what got me through each day. However, there are often times when I stray from my lesson plans because the kids end up needing something else, or a great "teachable moment" comes up and we end up doing something totally different from what I had planned. I can say that I have had some excellent lessons that were completely un-planned and that I had not written up any plans for. Overall, though, it is definitely a good idea to have plans written up.

    At my school we are required to turn in lesson plans for the week every Monday morning. During my first year of teaching I would spend hours writing up very detailed lesson plans. Now, in my fourth year, I just jot down little notes for myself. If I have already taught the lesson in previous years, I don't need to write up a detailed plan.

    From my experience, the time you spend preparing lessons is time well-spent. The better prepared you are, the more smoothly everything runs. It is important to be able to be flexible and to be able to stray from your plans if the need arises, but it never, ever hurts to be prepared!

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's possible to do a great job teaching without a lesson plan. However, it's a lot easier to do a great job with a lesson plan! Some schools require that their teachers submit lesson plans before the lesson and others ask that teachers have their lesson plans available in case they are observed that day. Other schools don't have any lesson plan requirements. I don't always write out a formal lesson plan (with objectives, materials, activities and assessment strategies) but I do always go into the classroom with a plan of what we're going to learn that day and how we're going to learn it. The plan could be in my head or jotted down on a piece of paper, but I like to have done some preparation. I usually also go into the class prepared with a variety of different activities so that I can adjust my plan based on what the students already know and what they extra help learning. I found it more important to make lesson plans when I was just beginning as a teacher, as after you've taught the same thing a few times you get into a good rhythm.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you can teach without a lesson plan, especially if you are experienced, have taught the lesson before and know your students. There are some drawbacks to teaching without at least an outline, however. Some school districts require the lesson plan, you can forget vital pieces of the lesson or spend too much time on one part, you have to rely solely on your memory which can be taxing and it can cause big problems if you have to have a substitute unexpectedly.

    My suggestion, if you don't like to plan, is to just do an outline with the most important things jotted down. You will find that this helps you clarify your thoughts and goals. Always state the goal of the lesson, both for yourself and for your students. This is a proven method of increasing retention for your students. Also, it is a good idea to have some kind of "debriefing" to assess what your students have learned.

    There are many web sites out there that have lesson plans and ideas posted. You may want to check some of them out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I always have at least some idea of what I will do in class. Sometimes it's a very detailed plan and sometimes not. Though I will say that the more detailed plan I have, even if I don't follow it or use it in class, the more confident I feel in class.

    I think it also depends on what you're teaching. If you're in an elementary type setting where you have the same kids all day & numerous subjects, I would think you' would really need a plan. I teach high school ESL, so it's not as diverse & I have a curriculum I have to follow.

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  • 1 decade ago

    More and more schools here in my city are requiring teachers to submit lesson plans weekly. With No Child Left Behind requirements the schools want to make sure the teachers are following the curriculum and schedule. But the curriculum is also heavily scripted so the "lesson plans" are mostly already written for the teachers - writing lesson plans used to be an important skill, but a lot of that is being taken away.

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  • 1 decade ago

    hi margaret...

    well the question is interesting.. but the problem is we may just waste time unnecessarily.. suppose wew have a long lesson and it need lots of time for the children to pick up and understnad then we need to finish of the smaller topics first and then we can have enought ime tfor the the big chapter..

    well you can have an informal lesson plan made at home.. and you can take a look at it... before you start the day at school with your children.. before you start the lesson make sure you do the following:

    * make short notes about the lessons /different subtopics in the chapter

    * try showing them colourful pictures relating to the topic

    * make sure you can make up teams of children and give them and assignment over the topic to bring about facts

    hope this will help you..

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  • 1 decade ago

    No1.Planning must for teaching-either in mind just before teaching class or home work in detail. it all depends on which chapter you teach. if u have teaching material in your mind set up u can construct then and there in class room before u begin.

    2.I can do it for two hours if topic is smooth and known well

    nything more ?

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