At the end of your team’s work together, please hold an end-of-cycle reflection meeting to consider what you have learned from this lesson study cycle. We recommend reserving one whole meeting for this reflection process, at least an hour and a half, if possible. If you are planning to revise and re-teach the lesson, we recommend that you have the end-of-cycle reflection meeting after that work.
You may want to think about the final part of the lesson study cycle as if you were preparing a presentation to school or district colleagues about what your group learned and the impact you expect from this work.
Take some time to look back over your notes and Meeting Reflection Forms from the lesson study cycle, as well as any other notes and materials (such as the lesson plan, curriculum materials, group notes, and student work).
First write individually in response to the prompt on the End-of-Cycle Reflection Form (below).
Share and discuss your thoughts, and consolidate your group learning.
You may also want to consider sharing your learning with your school or district colleagues. One option is to create a brief PowerPoint presentation that describes your team’s lesson study process and what you have learned. A Sample PowerPoint Presentation Template is included below to help you organize your ideas.