If possible, schedule Lesson Study meetings for the entire school year in advance so you need not interrupt the work of each meeting to schedule the next meeting. Setting the research lesson date in advance will help you pace your work and allow you to schedule substitutes and outside specialists.
How Many Cycles Should Your Team Do?
If possible, team members should commit up front to conduct two Lesson Study cycles, since the process usually becomes more comfortable and useful with experience. Two or three Lesson Study cycles during a school year is typical for a Lesson Study team.