Here’s the next rule of thumb for preparing to teach a segment of a lesson:
2. Make sure that your props, objects, DVD, projector, puppets, costumes, magic tricks, or any other visual methods that are to be used are ready, in place and in good working condition. There is nothing more embarrassing then getting ready to teach a part of your lesson and you find yourself in a difficult situation because your teaching material isn’t in place or is broken.
Always test your lesson equipment and cue video or DVD clips – check to make sure your stuff looks good – this means that you have to know what your doing. Let’s face it, whether you think so or not – the kids know if you are prepared or not.
It’s helpful if you take your lesson outline and make a list of everything you need for each lesson segment and check that list off as you gather your stuff together.
btw: I always wanted to be the Fonz…