**Mini plenaries – ideas to use in any lesson to demonstrate progress**

If you are looking for ways to become an Outstanding Teacher then you have come to the right page.

The current buzz word at the moment is “mini plenary”, I am not going to take credit for these but below are my top 50 mini plenary ideas that can be used throughout the lesson to assess learning, demonstrate progress and intervene where necessary. You can also check out an earlier blog on the top 99 ways to demonstrate progress during an Outstanding lesson observation!

You can also check out 100 Ideas for Outstanding Lessons which is a great book to help deliver outstanding lessons!!

**50 mini plenary ideas**

Here are some of them;

- List three things you have learned today
- List three things your neighbour has learned today
- 60 second challenge – sum up
- Write the new words you have learned this lesson and what they mean in mathematics (also alternative meanings in other curriculum areas)
- Write three/five top tips for…
- The answer is … what is the question?
- Take one minute to compose two sentences in your head to explain what we have learnt and how we have learnt it, using the key words from the lesson
- Where can you use/apply this skill in other areas of mathematics or in other subjects?
- In pairs, answer this question on a post-it/sheet, stick it on the board and review. Does everyone agree?
- Show your work to your neighbour, work in pairs to set targets
- Self assessment – record what you’ve learnt, any difficulties you have had and set your personal targets
- Prediction – what do you think will happen next?
- Show me boards to answer True/False to statements given

If you would like to view more great ideas on demonstrating progress and get access to a powerful resource that you can use in your classroom then take a look at top 50 mini plenary ideas slide show.

Now just to add if you are budding Mathematics teacher than Becoming an Outstanding Mathematics Teacher is a great book to read and develop your Mathematics teaching pedagogy.

Try the book or some of the ideas below and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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