When it comes to constructing your plan, think about what the goal of each lesson is. Write this down, detailing any skills you intend to teach and include a brief description of the activity you have planned. Depending on how quickly your class progresses you may find it easiest to create your lesson plans on a weekly basis, always with the overall goal in mind. You will have a certain amount of time to cover a set amount of material so constructing lesson plans can help to ensure everything is running smoothly and on time.
Are you planning on teaching a class? If so, lesson plans provide you with a variety of different advantages. Any experienced teachers will tell you that having a plan does wonders for smoothing out the most chaotic of classes. Others, however, will tell you that sticking too closely to the plan will make things needlessly complicated and that flexibility is the key to running a sound classroom. In truth, both sides have merit; the best way to run a classroom, particularly one filled with younger, excitable students, is to maintain a perfect balance of order and creativity.