having held QTS for going on 2 months now I feel eminently qualified to tell everyone to throw away their lesson plans and become reactive teachers. Why do I say this? Well if we consider every learning objective as an individual lesson then we are failing to use the best resource we have in our armoury, our students.
Reacting to our students’ needs it perhaps the most important thing we can do as teachers (I can say that now!) – every comment can be turned into a learning opportunity if we try.
I heartily recommend this approach to any student.