0. Prepare Your Team
During this phase, you’ll agree on a schedule, norms and work processes. (Experienced Lesson Study teams may be able to skip or skim this section and revisit elements as needed.)
During the “Study” phase, your team will consider the long-term qualities you want students to develop, choose the subject and unit you will explore, and study the standards, content and curriculum.
During the “Plan” phase, your team will study a curriculum unit and choose one lesson within it to plan in depth. You will try out the lesson task as adults, anticipate student thinking, and plan the data to be collected within the lesson.
In the “Teach” phase, one member of your team will teach the lesson while the rest of the team closely observes and notes student thinking and learning.
In the “Reflect” phase, your team will share observation notes from the lesson, in order to understand what students learned and the barriers and supports to learning. An outside content specialist may provide additional comments. In a final meeting, your team will reflect on learning from the cycle and consider how to share what you have learned.