A teacher plays an important role in society. Teacher shares an important responsibility in preparing young people to lead successful and productive lives. Traditionally, teachers prepare lessons, manage the classroom and evaluate students. But that is not where it ends, being a teacher is much more than just fulfilling lesson plans. They also carry the role of an alternate parent, counsellor, disciplinarian, book keeper, role model, planner and many more. In this era, teacher’s role is a complex profession. An effective teacher understands that teaching involves wearing different hats to make sure every student receive a quality education. Teaching may seem like a simple and easy job, but a teacher takes quite a number of risks when making sure that he/she provides nothing but the best to his/her students.
Teachers make decisions bearing in mind the needs of each and every single student. It is teacher’s main duty to come up with a lesson plan, which actually means having a couple of plans and backup plans in case one doesn’t work out as expected. Since not all students have same IQ level, or are or fast learners. The teacher observes the class and comes up with a perfect plan where everyone is able to participate and learning outcome is the same. A teacher is a counsellor, a lecturer and a good learning. Teachers not only teach students, they also learn at the meantime. Planning
Planning has always been the first stage of every job. On the other hand there is a lot of confusion about planning. Classroom game or activities are not a lesson plan. In fact, there is no need for a lesson plan to ever be seen, touched, considered or dreamed of by students, and nor does it even need to exist on paper or disk, though it usually does. A lesson plan is a teacher’s plan for teaching a lesson. It can exist in the teacher’s mind, or on one or more attractively organised sheets of A4 paper. In other words, a lesson plan is the teacher’s guide for running a particular lesson, and it includes what the students are supposed to learn, how the goal will be reached and a way of measuring how well the goal was reached in the form of a test, worksheet, homework etc.
Teachers not just lecturer in the classroom, they are also facilitators of learning, providing students with the information and right tools they need to equip themselves to the subject. Teachers are tutors, they work with small groups of students or individual students within the classroom or sometimes after class. Teachers are evaluators, they constantly monitor student’s behaviour, approaches and abilities through formal or informal assessments, providing suggestions for improvement and assigning grades at the end of the day. Besides planning and instructions, teachers have a handful of other responsibilities to fulfil, which include the school and classroom culture, care and discipline of children, maintaining teacher-student relationships, interaction with students with identified needs. Teachers’ educational attainment and experience, they have been where the students are going, they have undergone what the students will go though and are in a position to pass along lessons, not only regarding subject matters, but lessons on life too.