Good Lesson Planning is the art of mixing techniques, activities and materials in such a way an ideal balance is created for the class. J. Harmer
Exploration of beliefs about planning. Task 1. How do I plan? Survey. Go around the class and ask each of the participants the same question – how do they plan. In groups share your results with other participants. Discuss the evidences you have gathered. What conclusions can you draw?
Task 2. Read the statements and say which of them you agree or disagree with. a) Lesson plans restrict teachers when they are in the classroom. b) Teachers should spend more time making good plans than actually teaching. c) It doesn't matter what's in the plan so long as there is lots of variety in it. d) A lesson plan is a document for a supervisor. e) There is no need to write a lesson plan every school year if a teacher applies a coursebook for several years.
Step 2. Benefits of planning. to be confident; to improve timing; to reflect; to see strengths and areas for inprovement; … …
Step 3. Steps of planning Process. Needs analysis Aims, objectives Content Methodology Planning evaluation Implementation Evaluation of planning and Implementation