Getting Closure: Every Lesson Deserves a Good Ending

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. dice 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.

Happy Holidays,

Dr. Joy

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