The best approach to teaching does not just happen by accident; some of the best educators are so good at what they do because they have mastered the art of effective planning. Achieving success in teaching requires commitment, practice and impeccable planning, especially when it comes to organising lessons and classroom activities. Planning lessons is a fundamental skill that all teachers should strive to develop and the ability to create a robust and effectual lesson plan is a core part of the overall learning process.
Once you have finished your plans, you will find that your class runs much smoother than it would without it. For example, your students will enjoy the luxury of the daily routine and the security of knowing that their teacher will know exactly what the plan is on a day to day basis. Should a delay occur, such as a classroom discussion tangent or a school cancellation, you will nevertheless have enough time to reschedule various events. Writing plans are also useful in that if you plan to take any field trips, you will be able to prepare for these events ahead of time.