Developing the Role of the Final Commentator

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.)

Recommended reading:

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.