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Before and after teaching, there are some documents every teacher has to have. This document helps a teacher in many ways. This is why this paper is going to talk about the lesson plan and the record of work as the important documents for effective teaching and learning to take place. It will further highlight a sample of a scheme of work. To start with, lesson planning is at the heart of being an effective teacher. It is a creative process that allows a teacher to synthesize their understanding of the material to be taught and the teaching pedagogy to be used with the knowledge of their learners, the curriculum, and the teaching context. It is a time when a teacher envision the learning they want to occur and analyze how all the pieces of the learning experience should fit together to make that vision a classroom reality. This is where a lesson plan comes in. There are a number of benefits to writing a lesson plan. First, lesson planning produces more unified lessons (Carey, 1978). It gives teachers the opportunity to think deliberately about their choice of lesson objectives, the types of activities that will meet these objectives, the sequence of those activities, the materials needed, how long each activity might take, and how students should be grouped. Teachers can reflect on the links between one activity and the next, the relationship between the current lesson and any past or future lessons, and the correlation between learning activities and assessment practices. Because the teacher has considered these connections and can now make the connections explicit to learners, the lesson will be more meaningful to them. Moreover, the lesson planning process allows teachers to evaluate their own knowledge with regards to the content to be taught Ahrenfelt (2009). If a teacher has to teach, for example,

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