Are your classroom plenaries effective enough?
In a classroom you should do everything for a reason. A lot of teachers, often when they are being observed, think that they must include a plenary at the end of the lesson. This should never be to 'tick a checkbox' or for an observer's gratification, but for you and your pupils to embed and consolidate learning.
Phil Beadle in The Book of Plenary: Here Endeth the Lesson ... states three important things which really resonated with me when thinking about plenaries:
- It has to be planned.
- You have to