Plenaries have always been a topic of conversation in the teaching world. There
have been many ideas and strategies to encourage students to show what they have
been learning. An initiative in PE has been post it note plenaries to encourage
students to share what they have learnt in the
1. Write and share: Students share what they have learnt in the lesson by
writing on a post it note one thing they have learnt from the lesson, the impact
that has and what they would like to know in the future regarding that topic.
Once they have stuck this on the wall, they then read someone else's in their
group so they can then share. I then went on to ask the following questions to
2. Red, Amber and Green: This was a strategy that Jack Elston used in a recent GCSE lesson to track what students could remember from the course so far. This could also be implemented into a end of lesson plenary as you can ask similar questions. Each colour represents a different question that the students have to ask themselves:
3. The Learning Line: The last post it note plenary up for discussion is the learning line. This is a strategy where students track their own progress within a lesson using a continuum.
Students begin by writing their name on a post it note and sticking it anywhere on the learning line. Throughout the lesson, students are stopped and asked if they would like to change where their post it note is. This can also be done as
a peer assessment where there partner changes it for them after a discussion. This strategy has proven to be a fantastic piece of evidence for tracking student progress within a lesson.