I can plan plan great lessons, but closure activities are something that I struggle with. This is a list that I will be using from now on.
Here are some creative ideas for wrapping up a lesson.
Post from edutopia I love the request to retake liked in the post.
This blog post is full of great ideas and resources.
These are great posters that you can print off for your classroom.
Southern Journal: The Quill and the Mule
I love this. One of my favorite things to do is to come up with writing prompts that are meaningful, creative, fun, and purposeful. I tell my students that this is the art of teaching.
Maybe we make things too complicated when we ask questions in our classrooms. Maybe we should keep it simple.
This morning, I came across a post on edutopia.com that had a recommended reading list-5 Eclectic Book Recommendations. I didn’t get past the first book listed. I have ordered The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and look forward to being inspired to get rid of things even though I know that all I need to do is pick something up and put in a pile that is either for donation, keeping, or throwing out. Maybe I’ll be inspired to get rid of things that I don’t really NEED or that as Kondo says don’t give me joy.
Guess I know what I am going to be doing the rest of winter break. Who knows? Maybe, I will learn some things that I can apply in my classroom, too.
Here is a link to an article, too.
Too often, we get bogged down with the requirements of teaching and get lost as we try to increase the rigor we provide our students. This great blog post from Edutopia provides guidance. Using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor