The Book of Plenary - Here endeth the Lesson...
If you buy only one book on metacognitive strategies for the last ten minutes of the lesson this year, make it this one! 'The Book of Plenary' is the first in Phil Beadle's 'How to Teach' series, in which he examines in detail every aspect of the modern classroom.
Publisher: Independent Thinking Press an imprint of Crown House Publishing
Author: Phil Beadle
Price £ 12.99
You paint an outside wall. It rains. What happens to the paint? It runs off, of course! So it is with our students. We teach them something. We can t be bothered to do the recap, the plenary, as we don't have any ideas. They leave the lesson. They promptly forget what you have taught them. There was no point their being in the lesson in the first place. The world continues turning. This practical little book of plenaries does what it says. It delivers a series of simple ideas for how to make your lesson endings or mid-lesson recaps interesting, engaging and cognitively challenging. Apply the ideas in this book and your students will leave the lesson with the information you have taught them still in their heads.