Twitter name: @Bigkid4
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
What is your advice about? Mini-plenaries
- 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.
- They should be short and snappy. A question with mini-whiteboards to check learning before moving on or a brief clarification.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.