It is vital for a teacher to have planning skills to plan a lesson on a daily basis (Kyriacou, 2007). A lesson plan gives the teacher a target to reach with each class and a time frame to complete each section of the course. It becomes easier for the teacher to analyse how far along the course they have progressed. It would be considered long-term planning to decide at the beginning of the year when each topic in a syllabus is going to be taught (Cohen, 2004). This can be very useful in assessing how much detail has to be covered in each class. Overall, I would believe that planning is a large part of being an effective teacher and is something I feel I need to develop.A skill that is necessary for a teacher to have is time management (Kyriacou, 2007). This can be split into 2 parts, short term and long term. In short term, it is important for a teacher to complete all that was planned for each lesson within the time constraint. Except for special circumstances, a lesson should never end late as it could suggest a teacher does not have the skills to organise the lesson efficiently (Kyriacou, 2007). Long-term time management can be as simple as having a folder of lesson plans, timetables and a calendar with dates of homework to be submitted and tests organised in advance (Petty, G 2009). It is important for teachers to use their time wisely, it ensures that the workload is evenly spread throughout the year and it provides peace of mind to students to know that their teacher has everything planned. For these reasons time management is a skill I will need to develop.