Most teachers know that closure, otherwise called an “exit ticket,” is an essential part of a daily lesson plan. By definition, closure is “a sense of resolution or conclusion at the end of something.” Therefore, at the end of a lesson, when we as teachers have (hopefully) imparted some selection of knowledge from our minds to our students, we would wrap up that knowledge-passing (a lesson) with closure.
According to Brown University, there are multiple purposes for providing closure for students.
- provide feedback to the teacher about the class;
- require the student to do some synthesis of the day’s content;
- challenge the student with a question requiring some application of what was learned in the lesson.
Closure to the lesson does not have to be a long, drawn out process. In fact Continue reading