Chapter Meeting: Workshop
Prior Proper (Lesson) Planning Prevents Poor Performance
Prior proper planning can play a role in whether a lesson succeeds or not. While some teachers do not plan at all, it is still important to have a blueprint for having a lesson to effectively be successful. Whenever teachers plan, they must take into consideration the materials they will use, such as the required books, handouts, audiovisual material, computer software, and even computer hardware. Also, instructors must be aware of a whole range of factors that play a role during the planning of a lesson, specifically age, ability, teaching preference, learning style, prior knowledge, and interest. Furthermore, issues, such as motivation, personality, and culture are other factors that are variables to a lesson. Likewise, teachers must have a backup plan if a lesson or certain portions of a lesson are not applicable. This workshop is for teachers of young learners, middle/high school, university, adults, business, and EAP.
Robert M. Kim is currently teaching at Kyonggi University (Suwon Campus). He has an MS TESOL degree from Hofstra University and extensive EFL and ESL teaching experience in Korea and the United States respectively. Email: iamrmk@AOL.com. Cell Phone Number:010-8354-2627
Kangnam University, Insa Kwan, Room 218
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