- Read through the lesson at least three times and visualize how the lesson should go.
- Ask yourself, “What is the mediator (e.g. idealism, normative beliefs, personal commitment) I am targeting in this lesson? How is this lesson helping me to influence this mediator?” If you don’t know the answer to these two questions, call me.
- Highlight key questions or “points to make” during the lesson in your teacher’s manual.
- If you participated in All Stars teacher training, refer to your training power point notes. These notes offer tips for every lesson. Consider how you can apply as many of the tips offered.
- Review your post-program notes from previous times you taught the lesson to see what you did well and what you thought you should do differently the next time. Apply as many of your own tips as possible.
- Think about what materials or handouts you need and make sure they are available and ready beforehand.
- Consider how effective your room set-up, placement of students and overall classroom environment is. Make changes, if necessary.
- Are there any students you need to meet with one-on-one? Arrange a time prior to or after the lesson to meet with them.
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.