When the lesson ends, the story is not over, it is actually the continuation of a new learning. Hattie argues that the lesson ending allows the teacher the time he or she needs to reflect on the lesson, understanding its strengths and also seeing the needs for improvement. It is critical to teaching to be able to learn from our own successes and failures. We have to be honest with ourselves and our students so their is a trust built and that learning is shared in the classroom. In most cases, the lesson will lack something, even if the teacher does not realize it. In other words, there is always room for improvement.
Visible Learning- Checklist for the End of the Lesson:
1. Students can articulate the learning intentions and success criteria in a way that shows that they understand them;
2. students attain the success criteria;
3. students see the success criteria as appropriately challenging, and teaches use this information when planning their next set of lessons/learning. (p160-161).