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it has often being said that ships cannot navigate at nights without a lighthouse;In the same way an instructor of learning will find it difficult to operate without a lesson plan.Lesson plan can be described as the teachers' GPS.What then is a lesson plan?Lesson plan is a useful or structured guide that outlines a step by step approach of delivering a subject matter or content.A lesson plan is made up of some key components like: objectives,procedure and assessment.The actual process of writing the plan is lesson planning. Lesson planning plays a crucial role in the teaching learning situation. it is very important for an instructor of leaning to be aware of lesson planning.Educators are of the view that lesson planning forms the frame work for learning.What happens in learning is dependent on the planning of the lesson.The lesson plan forms the foundation of the learning.Everything in a lesson must be a reflection of the lesson plan. Similarly lesson planning offers stability for both the teacher and the student.With a lesson plan in hand the teacher is least likely to divert from the topic.It also helps the teacher to maintain a standard teaching pattern.Lesson planning also offers a sense of control and direction.The teacher who is operating without a lesson plan can have problems getting a lesson to flow consistently. When this happens the teacher can become very jittery.This will definitely affect his or her implementation of the lesson and class control,Students can use times like these to become disruptive.Hence we see why lesson planning is important. In addition to this a teacher who develops the habit of composing lesson plans can overcome hi or her nervousness and insecurity.It also promotes a healthy learning environment.The teacher is able to manage his or her time well.The constant practice will help the teacher to become more aware of the students.The students will be given assessment task and the teacher can see how well they manage and use it to guide future planning. Lesson planning can also contribute to the individual professional development. Writing a lesson plan on the teacher's part shows preparedness.Its helps the teacher to have a sense of pride and joy knowing that he or she has satisfied the requirements of their job.This can be a source of inspiration for the teacher. Demonstration of this type of attitude will also impact on the children.This can boost the children's behavior. Sooner or later they will want to emulate their teacher.Students will also start to believe in their teacher and have confidence in he or she. Lesson planning is a vital and valuable record.It offers support and shows continuity.For example if the class teacher is absent the substitute teacher should be able to teach the class following the lesson plan.Having a lesson plan can also offer guidance as to where to begin or end a lesson or topic.Likewise lesson planning can also serves as a historical record.Lessons plans can also serve as a check list, it can help the teacher to decide which areas were covered,lesson plan can help the teacher to avoid omission and repetition.It is a record that a teacher can always refer back to. Educators are of the view that writing or working with a lesson plan saves time.A teacher does not have to spend time reading or working in a book from cover to cover. Therefore we see that lesson planning is that compass that an educator should always have. As tools are vital to a workman so is the lesson plan to the teacher.Consistent writing of lesson plans can also provides additional career path for the teacher.The teacher can become a resource person and also writes lesson plans for institutions or organizations. Teachers should be encouraged to get involve in lesson planning. Teachers who are weak should be given support while on the other hand those who do well should be awarded.Teachers who consistently failed to write lesson plan should be called before disciplinary committees.Lesson planning is important.