How sticky are your lessons?

closure activities Sep 21, 2016

As teachers, we spend hours planning lessons. However how much consideration do you give to the end of your lessons or to a closure activity? In the last few weeks, I have come across several articles about how to end lessons so I wanted to dig a bit deeper. 

As you probably know, I am a big fan of starting a lesson with warm-up activity but how we end our lesson is also important for student learning.

Here are some reasons why teachers should use closure activities:

·        to check for understanding and gather feedback

·        re-state and emphasize important information from the lesson

·        tie up loose ends

·        correct any misunderstandings or confusion

Closure is also important for students because it can help them to:

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