Teachers need to be prepared. I can’t emphasize this enough. I make sure that I draw up very detailed year plans and day plans. I am very well organized in my classroom. Unfortunately all the planning and organizing can sometimes not be enough.
Teachers need to be flexible. There will always be things that interfere with our best-laid plans. The best skill that any teacher can learn is flexibility. We need to be able to adapt to a variety of situations.
There have been quite a few times where things have not run as smoothly as I had hoped or planned. There have been times when I realized that I needed to switch gears and abandon my plan. There have been interruptions or unscheduled assemblies or meetings. The only thing you can do in these situations is to go with the flow.