Document Type


Publication/Presentation Date

June 2019

Conference Location

New Orleans, LA


How can closure activities end my lessons with a lasting impression? Natasha Yates, St. Catherine University20-Minute Mentor SessionYou will take away many quick and easy closure strategies for your lessons from this session. Lectures or class meetings that just end do not leave lasting impressions as well as classes with closure. Closure or the wrap up of a lesson helps students recognize, summarize, acknowledge, and synthesize what they just learned. As education reformer John Dewey is credited for stating, “We do not learn from an experience. We learn from reflecting on an experience.” Closure strategies for a lesson are just that. Students have had an experience, and then reflect on that experience. Learn how to incorporate closure easily into your existing lessons to help students organize what they have learned in a meaningful way.