Classes should always end with a brief review or reflection. Reviewing with students solidifies the day’s learning, helps students feel motivated by what they have mastered, and helps you by showing where there still may be gaps in the material.
An effective and no-prep review exercise is to implement “exit tickets” at the end of each class. Go around the room, or ask your individual student something they learned that day in class. For beginner students, this can be as simple as a vocabulary word. Advanced students can, of course, contribute at a more complex level.
Finding ways to illustrate to students that each class does provide them with new information can help them feel motivated to continue.
What other strategies have you used to review during class?