Teaching Tip: Ending a Class

Students tend to get restless toward the end of a class session.  This is especially true in the upper grades where students start to anticipate the bell that sounds the end of a class. Here is a productive way to curb this restlessness. Several minutes before a class is scheduled to end, have your students write an answer to a question you provide about something that was covered during the class session. Have students hand in their responses at the end of the class. In addition to engaging the students, this technique can provide you with feedback about your students` learning.
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