Developing the Role of the Final Commentator
Effective final comments:
- show the connection between theory and practice
- help teachers to learn how to reflect on teaching and learning
- include ideas and concrete examples to support the school and teachers advance the school’s research
- highlight the joy of collaborative study and of making the school a place for the staff to work together on the research theme
(from Dr. Akihiko Takahashi’s presentation on 10/30/2015, reproduced with permission.)
Takahashi, A. (2013). The Role of the Knowledgeable Other in Lesson Study: Examining the Final Comments of Experienced Lesson Study Practitioners. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, October 2013.