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What’s a “well-prepared lesson”?

How do you, whether student or teacher, define a “well-prepared lesson”?

I mean, in this case, that the student is so well-prepared that after the lesson, the teacher says to a colleague or friend,”Wow, so-and-so was really prepared for her lesson today, and it was a joy to teach her.” And the student feels really good about how ready she was for the lesson.

A seven-year-old beginner’s well-prepared lesson is going to look/sound different than a doctoral student’s, of course.

I’m particularly in undergraduate college students, since they make up the vast majority of my students.  My cello students and I have started talking about this, and working to write something up.

I’m interested to hear thoughts on this regarding any age and level of experience.  Please add a comment.

 

 

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