Can we really get our students to think right until the end of the lesson? Let's try!Finishing off One great activity I truly advocate is that of a plenary at the end of a period of learning to draw the whole class together and review what has been covered. This activity will encourage your students to not only review what they’ve learned but also to evaluate the material itself and how they’ve gone about their learning. Here are a few simple questions / prompts which I often use that can help to ignite the discussion:
- ‘Tell me something new that you learned today.’
- ‘What did you like about this subject?’
- ‘How did you perform on the tasks I set you?’
- ‘What could you have done better?’
- ‘Think of an appropriate homework task / task to do next time we meet.’
Any more ideas?