The Power of Lesson Study
Knowledge for teaching is embodied in instruction and is spread and refined as teachers watch and discuss practice
(Lewis & Hurd, 2011)
In order to improve student learning, teachers need opportunities to observe and discuss instruction. Lesson study provides a structure for teachers to collaborate around pressing problems of practice and to engage in cycles of inquiry to explore the the intersection of pedagogy and student learning.
Engaging in lesson study supports educators in:
Building the mathematical knowledge necessary to teach for student understanding
Developing pedagogical skills to enact ambitious instruction in classrooms
Crafting a communal vision of ambitious student-centered teaching for equity