Closures for the Teaching Year

Posted by Rachel Friedrichs on September 3, 2015
Topics: School Year Cycle, Classroom Techniques/Activities

As the end of the school year fast approaches, we encourage you to plan your closure/s for the year’s learning. How will your students assess what they have learned, how they have grown and who they have become as learners? This process is not just about knowledge gained but about skills acquired, and relationships developed. Class time is precious and you might mistakenly be tempted to skip meaningful closures in order to cover more content. Remember, this is your opportunity to measure the long-term learning that has taken place over the course of the year. Closures can also help your students transfer what is in their short-term memory to more enduring understandings. Click on the link below for an extensive list of ideas and summative assessments, assembled over the years through alumni submissions, for effectively wrapping-up the school year.

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