Mini-plenaries by @Bigkid4

Twitter name: @Bigkid4
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Mini-plenaries

  1. Only do a mini plenary if there is an obvious point in the plan for the lesson for one or a quite widespread issue or misconception arises. Don’t crowbar them in.
  2. They should be short and snappy. A question with mini-whiteboards to check learning before moving on or a brief clarification.
  3. If your lesson covers more than one skill or topic you can plan your mini plenary but it’s equally valid to throw one in if you deem it necessary/appropriate.
  4. Mini-plenaries can change the flow of a lesson. If your class is working well then think carefully about whether your mini-plenary is actually necessary.
  5. Mini-plenaries should only be done to move the learning forward or check understanding. If it doesn’t do either of those things it’s probably a waste of time.

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