Before you start anything, learn how to finish it.
My husband and I went to the movies last weekend. I will be the first to tell you that I have a short attention span so that type of date night is always a crapshoot. This time, I actually enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. The conclusion was powerful, meaningful, and seemed to bring the plot full circle. Have you ever left a movie feeling like a major piece was missing, or like you were left “hanging” as the credits were fading in and out?
Take a moment to consider how you end lessons in your classroom. Do you leave learners “hanging” or do you provide closure? One of my favorite resources, 40 Ways to Leave a Lesson, provides a variety of engaging and reflective closure activities that can help bring your lessons full circle.
Check it out and let me know what you think.