I think everyone will agree how important it is to prepare before teaching an All Stars lesson. However, agreeing and doing are two different things. Two challenges I hear All Stars teachers say they face in prepping is time and not knowing how to effectively prepare. Here are some suggestions.
Spend enough time. I recommend at least 45 minutes of preparation time prior to each All Stars lesson. It doesn’t matter if you are a brand new teacher or someone who has taught the program many times over. Every group is different – bringing different challenges to consider and work through each time.
Prepare ahead. It is ideal if you can prepare for a lesson at least two days prior to teaching it. This gives you adequate time to do what needs to be done while still keeping the information fresh in your mind. When you put together your All Stars teaching schedule mark out 45 minutes from your schedule two days in advance of each lesson. If you don’t plan to spend time preparing, it probably won’t happen. Treat your preparation schedule as being just as important as your teaching schedule.
Use preparation time effectively. Here are some proven tips on how to use your time effectively when preparing for an All Stars lesson:
Being well prepared can make All Stars even more effective and enjoyable for the students. Take the time and use your time wisely to prepare. The time invested will pay off for you and the students!