How To Prepare Lesson Notes As A Teacher In Ghana

By | October 5, 2021
how to prepare lesson notes in Ghana

Education is very useful and necessary to each and every human being on earth. Thus, knowing how to read and write should be the primary motive of every single individual on earth.

Teachers are there to always help and guide any single soul that attends school to acquire knowledge. With that, a student is guided through — how to read and write in a way of discovering his or her God’s given talent and passion along the way.

In Ghana, a teacher is expected to prepare a lesson note before teaching in the classroom. A teacher prepares his or her lesson notes to teach and educate students in all public and private schools in Ghana.

After reading everything, you should be able to know how to write a lesson note as a teacher in Ghana according the the guides of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for 2021.

A teacher is a trained or professional person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue. Teachers are being trained in Colleges of Education and some Universities in the country notably University of Education in Winneba, University of Cape Coast and now University of Ghana, Legon. Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone.

In our today’s latest article guide from Latest Ghana, I would like to show you how to prepare lesson notes as a teacher living in Ghana or beyond.

But what then is a lesson note?

A lesson note is a step by step or a guide plan for a lesson or a class that a teacher plans to have contact with or to teach. A lesson note explains one, some, or all of the steps outlined in a lesson plan.

A lesson note can also be said to be a tool for documenting the flow of a topic or a class and its impact on students. As a teacher, lesson notes let you track how a topic is to be delivered, its objectives, and how he/she is to assess students’ understanding of what they have been taught.

Some teachers in Ghana, try to confuse lesson note to lesson plan. Both are very distinct from each other but aid to improve the learning of the student.

A lesson plan is a drawing of the steps/actions through which a teacher expects to teach a class to attain the objectives of that class without unnecessary details. In contrast, a lesson note is a detailed explanation of the steps/actions or a reminder of what a teacher should do.

As a teacher making lesson notes is an easier way to learn and increase your progress in a classroom or lecture hall. Lesson notes are basic notes that show how a particular class is expected to be taught and what the students’ are expected to have learned at the end of the class.

Some importance of lesson notes include

Lesson notes are an incredibly effective tool for both student and teacher.  For a student, the lesson note process helps to track one’s progress and to guide practice when used in combination with intensive listening. 

Lesson notes also serve as an important link that a teacher can rely on to stay connected with students and as a fountain of information for a teacher giving lessons in a team-teaching situation.

The following are steps to prepare lesson notes as Ghanaian teacher in the classroom:

  • Know your purpose
  • Write your course outline.
  • Plan your schedule.
  • Know your student
  • Use different student communication designs.
  • Use different teaching and learning methods.

Sample of A lesson Notes Prepare in ICT

  • Topic: Input Devices
  • Class: Primary 4
  • Average: Age 10+
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Date: 20thApril, 2021
  • Specific Objectives:

By the end of this lesson the pupil will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of input devices.
  • Identify at least three input devices.
  • Provide some of the functions of the input devices given.

Instructional Materials: The teacher make use of the school ICT laboratory.

Entry behaviour: The teacher asks the pupils questions based on the topic he/she wants to teach or based on the previous lesson.

Instructional Procedure:

  • The teacher introduces the topic.
  • The teacher writes the topic on the board.
  • The teacher explains the topic to the pupils.
  • The teacher writes notes on the board for the pupils to copy.
  • The teacher gives examples for pupils to relate to such topic.

Evaluation: The teacher assesses the pupils based on the topic being thought to them by asking them questions about the topic.

Closure/Summary: The teacher summarizes the topic by going through it again and lay emphasis on the key facts. This helps to give a proper and better understanding on the topic.

Being a new or old trained person working as a teacher, knowing and understanding how to prepare your lesson notes effectively should not be much difficult for you at all.

This guide about how to write lesson notes as a teacher in Ghana is there to help you prepare lesson planning for primary school teachers, daily lesson plan for kindergarten and scheme of work format.

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