New YouTube Channel!

A colleague and I are SUPER EXCITED to announce our very first vlog, i.nspiration e.ducation. The link to our first post is below in which we take you on a journey with nine high school students and one very large waterfall! We also discuss the rationale behind i.nspiration e.ducation.

Our goal is to publish one informal, but research-based, video on our channel each week, highlighting best practices in education and inspiration for teachers of life-long learning. We hope you enjoy getting to know us and subscribe to watch upcoming posts.


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 “Closure”