Are the lesson closings at your school falling flat, or worse yet, non-existent?
Research on the Primacy & Recency Effect supports the importance of lesson closings. The Primacy & Recency Effect: when given information, people typically remember the first pieces of information, and the last pieces.
This is what happens to students in our classrooms – the beginning is easy to remember, and the end is what they will remember walking out of your class, but the information in the middle is kind of a fuzzy memory. This is the case unless something is done to remind them what they did & how they did it.
If we do not close lessons, then students are essentially remembering the middle part of the lesson, which is going to be fuzzy. Closings are essential for students to solidify the learning that took place in that lesson.
This pack includes:
- PowerPoint: 60 minute editable presentation with presenter's notes
- Participant Practice Cards: Ready to cut interactive practice in session
- Effective & Engaging Closings Resource Guide: Ready to print resource pack with 24 ideas for lesson closing activities ranging from simple to complex.