Lesson Closure: The Last Gate (Adapted from a presentation by Mr. Jon W. Ramsey) . . . Setting the Table . . . • What’s in it for me? This question is asked by students on a daily basis. • At the end of the day, teachers need to remind students where they have been and where they are going. Lesson Closure . . . • At some point near the end of the lesson, a systematic closing of the lesson should occur Lesson Closure . . . • Is a “natural” stopping point in the lesson • Points back to the lesson’s objectives and captures their relevance to what has been taught • Keeps the “big picture” in mind • Helps to ensure that objectives are met and applied by students Lesson Closure . . . • May also raise related questions or ideas for students to ponder in anticipation of the next lesson – “Where are we going next?” “What are we going to do tomorrow?” • Is similar to looking back on a trail so that one knows from which way he or she came Effective closure takes time and planning; build it into your lesson plan!!! The Whole-Part-Whole Method of Teaching . . . Look at the “big picture” Provide the details (i.e., parts); content Check for understanding Make sure that students are not lost in the details Provide opportunities for application and practice Finally, review the big picture = Closure An Example Student Learning Experience – Time-wise . . . • “Housekeeping” - ~3 to 5 minutes • Interest Approach - ~5 to 7 minutes • Content taught/presented - ~15 to 25 minutes • Student Application - ~10 to 20 minutes • Closure - ~3 to 5 minutes; perhaps more . . . • Assessment and Evaluation of Learning - ~7 to 15 minutes . . . . . . The Lesson Plan . . . • Identification • Objectives • Teaching Materials • Preparation • Presentation • Application • Evaluation Where are we going next??? Examples of Advanced Organizers (AOs) • Reading Assignments • Web projects • Spelling words • Current events • Feed samples or feed tags • Leaves or other plant samples AOs can be designed and used to encourage students to think about tomorrow’s lesson . . . Food for Thought (FFT) . . . Education produces learning not essentially by what a teacher says, thinks, or does, but by what a pupil can be encouraged to say, think, do, and feel. “To teach is to learn twice.” Joseph Joubert Did you shut the gate????
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