I remember on my PGCE being presented with the following quote on a lecture slide:
“Students learn more in the last 5 minutes of lesson than they did in the first 55”
It was from some educationalist who I had never heard of then and can’t remember now. I bought it hook, line and sinker. I spent a lot of time planning mini-plenaries throughout my early career; these, surely, were the most important parts of my lesson.
I don’t agree with this anymore. I have quite a lot of reasons, and a few of them are below. But it shows that we do tend to think that different parts of the lesson are…
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