Lesson Study Core Practices

If your team is new to lesson study and would like to dip their toes into some of the core practices to build capacity for engaging in a full research lesson in the future, we suggest trying out the following activities: 

Core Practices

These practices are ideal for whole staff professional development workshops, a discipline meeting activity, or to structure a sequence of PLC meetings.We have presented these in a suggested sequence, however, they can be done in any order or repeated individually until a group feels ready to try the next one. The resources below can all be found on this document.


Looking at Student Work Protocol


Determining a Mathematical Goal

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Determining an Equity Goal


Anticipating Student Thinking & Planning a Lesson


Observing Student Thinking & Reflecting on Learning

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