One of the most important reasons to plan is that the teacher needs to identify his or her aims for the lesson. Teachers need to know what it is they want their students to be able to do at the end of the lesson that they couldn't do before.
Here are some reasons planning is important:-
- gives the teacher the opportunity to predict possible problems and therefore consider solutions
- makes sure that lesson is balanced and appropriate for class
gives teacher confidence
- planning is generally good practice and a sign of professionalism