Monday, 11 January 2010

10 Things to Do When You Only Have 5 Minutes Left in Class -

10 Things to Do When You Only Have 5 Minutes Left in Class -

This post with many RTs on twitter, starts with:

"You’ve completed your lessons for the day, but you still have some time left and a group of eager students with nothing productive to do. What can you do in this time to keep your class under control until the bell rings? Here is a list of 10 things to do when you only have 5 minutes left in class."

The 10 listed items suggest: journal writing, comduct a poll, writing notes, the toilet paper game and now go to the actual post and read the rest.

My comments:
I was thinking how this strategy could be used in the last five minutes of teacher meetings.

These last minutes could be very valuable and achieve serious reflection on the way forward. Yet, so often the meeting time just fades to an end or people just wake up to go home or off to class.

What should school leaders and team meeting leaders do to make these last minutes valuable?

Will adults/teachers who may think they know it all, tolerate this type of strategy?

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