One of the biggest burdens for teachers is preparation, especially those who are new to the classroom. It is true that over time, planning takes you less time – however, this is only true if you get yourself into effective and efficient planning habits early in your teaching career.
The process of effective planning has been somewhat diluted in training programmes over recent years, especially with the (welcome) rise of collaborative planning. However, honing your planning skills means that you continually include effective practice in your lessons and do not just teach lessons “off the system” without tweaking them.
So while good planning takes time, the key is that you make the best use of the time you have.
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