I am glad that a bad lesson re-confirms the need to plan. A planned class is in a different league, and my trainee can see the difference. We went home with renewed vigor and started to plan.
The next time, we entered the class armed with a plan. The students are engaged and content. They want to feel challenged; they like this new method of instruction. It keeps them occupied and focused. The more that they think and struggle, the more they will remember and understand.
NEH Director of Studies and Teacher Trainer