How to Pronounce How to Pronounce 'RHADAMANTHINE' - English Pronunciation
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word rhadamanthine. This word is used as an adjective and means showing inflexible judgment.
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Lesson planning is a very important stage of the teaching process. There are many opinions in regards to the importance of lesson planning and the extent to which a teacher should depend on it in order to teach a class. It is highly recommended however, to create some kind of lesson structure or at least to have a list of possible activities to carry out during the class. Improvising on the spot is not a good idea, especially if a teacher doesn´t have enough experience and is not familiar with teaching certain grammar points.
The ability to be flexible and adapt to students comes with a lot of practice and experience. Teachers who have been working for some time already know which is the best way to teach a specific grammar concept, which exercsies work the best, and which methods are the most effective to get students to understand garmmar points. It becomes specially easier for a teacher when he or she has taught students of different levels and different ages. At this point, the teacher can afford to rely less on the lesson plan; however, this is not the case for everyone. For those who are more new to the world of teaching, lesson planning is a great way to organize and plan what activities will be carried out in class and can considerably reduce the teacher´s nervousness and increase his or her level of confidence and feeling of control over the class. Of course, it is not a good idea to rely too much on the lesson plan and not leave space and opportunity for change. Students are unpredictable, specially in the way they learn. Teachers will encounter situations that they haven´t planned for and they must be flexible enough to deal with them.
A lesson plan should serve as a guide that allows a teacher to structure his/her thoughts and define how he/she will go about to teaching a class which is usually imparted in a defined period of time. Lesson planning is also a great way to plan the content of a class in a long term period. Daily lessons should follow a logical order and not only focus on random topics.
And finally, lesson planning allows a teacher to record daily activities and jot down additional observations and ideas after having imparted a class in order to detail aspects that can be changed or improved, or even highlight certain activities or methods that proved succesful in order to repeat them in the future.