What is Texas Lesson Study?
Lesson study is a proven process in which teachers drive improvements to teaching and learning through collaborative action research.
In Lesson Study, teachers engage in cycles of continuous improvement. Together, groups of teachers examine a problem of practice, plan instructional solutions, teach, observe, reflect, and share the results of their work.
The product of Lesson Study goes beyond perfecting a single lesson. Working to plan, practice, and reflect, teachers develop a deep and lasting knowledge of content and pedagogy. Teachers internalize existing units and lessons through an intentional process that allows them to make more informed decisions and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.
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Lesson Study Cycle
Lesson Study is a framework for collaborative instructional research and lesson design that can be implemented by any campus. The construct of the Lesson Study groups can vary based on the campus size and needs. The purpose of Lesson Study is to help teachers improve their effectiveness, share best practices with other teachers, improve student outcomes, and provide a platform to demonstrate mastery within the teaching profession.