In some cases, grade plans must be scrutinized by a committee before the material is presented to students. This makes sure that the material and scheduling included is appropriate for the students as well as their overall grade level and abilities. Once the grade plans have been approved, the teacher is free to use them to the best of his or her ability.
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.