What is TXLS?
Lesson study is a proven process in which teachers drive improvements to teaching and learning through collaborative action research.
In Lesson Study, teachers engage in cycles of continuous improvement. Together, groups of teachers examine a problem of practice, plan instructional solutions, teach, observe, reflect, and share the results of their work.
The product of Lesson Study goes beyond perfecting a single lesson. Working together to plan, practice, and reflect, teachers develop a deep and lasting knowledge of content and pedagogy.
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Texas Lesson Study Phases
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- Form your team
- Schedule team meetings
- Establish norms, roles, and procedures
- Develop a Research Theme (optional enrichment)
- Agree on a focus or problem of practice
- Consider a theory of action (e.g., instructional strategies)
- Dive into research (e.g., professional development resources, academic research)
- Review your curriculum and instructional materials
- Review and plan the Research Lesson
- Plan for the observed Research Lesson
- Teach and observe the Research Lesson
- Review observation data, student work, and assessments
- Add notes to the original lesson and incorporate your learning into the unit
- Repeat Phases 3 and 4 with the revised changes (optional enrichment)
- Invite others to observe your Lesson Study meetings or Research Lessons
- Determine how and where to share the learning
- Celebrate (Kanpai!)