Plenary Tasks

There has been much written about on Twitter lately about Plenaries or Lesson Close and it has got my brain ticking over. This is an area where I feel I am not on top of yet. I have tried exit tickets, summaries, and much more but often I stick with them for a week or so then they drop off. Why? Often I get caught up in the main part of the lesson and find there is no time. But if I’m being honest, I don’t think I have developed a system good enough yet that is actually proving beneficial to my students. I could continue to hand out exit tickets or some of the other strategies I’ve tried and it would tick a box. Yes, my students evaluate themselves at the end of each lesson. But unless it is meaningful and moves their learning forward, what is the point? Continue reading