Making an effective lesson plan entails much more than simply filling out a template. If a lesson is to achieve all of the benefits listed above, teachers must consider its structure and the goals they set for themselves and for their class, how the material is delivered, and much more. Each lesson plan should begin with an assessment of what students will learn or be able to do by the end of their class. The best objectives are action-oriented and focus on the class's most critical learning needs. They should be measurable so that teachers can track student progress and ensure that new concepts are understood before moving on, and they should be achievable given the time constraints.