Starting Great… Finishing Strong

Thursday 26th April 2018

#UKEdChat Session 401 – Thursday 26th April 2018

While the idea of a distinct introduction and plenary is out of fashion, the beginning and end of a lesson are crucial times which can make or break a lesson. The first few minutes set the tone of the lesson, while the end is important for so many reasons: context; independent learning and self-directed tasks; consolidation. In this session of UKEdChat we discussed what teachers are currently doing in their own classes, and what we can all do to improve the start and end of our lessons to improve learning.

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Questions

  1. Do you think that the start and end of lessons are special times with their own features, requirements and opportunities?
  2. What are the main challenges for getting the lesson off to a good start?
  3. How can we set the right tone at the beginning of a lesson, and what should we avoid?
  4. What are your favourite activities for the start of lessons?
  5. Is it important to link the end of a previous lesson to the beginning of the next? If so, how can this be done?
  6. What are the main challenges for finishing off a lesson well?
  7. What are your favourite activities for the end of lessons?
  8. What are the best ways to continue learning between the end of a lesson and the beginning of the next?

Read the discussion archive here

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