What time is it? TIMER time!
I was one of those teachers, the teacher that pushed for learning to occur from before the starting bell rang, and sometimes past when the ending bell rang. However, I also know how easy it is to give students "just two more minutes" and then 30 minutes later class is over. Knowing how important it is to do a closure for lessons, I started using my alarm app to keep me accountable. For each class period, I set an alarm to a different musical ringtone that I downloaded from Zedge (and I often let the kids choose one for their class) then the last 7 minutes of class this alarm would go off. At that time, we had less than a minute to wrap up conversations and writing and to move on to closure.
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