Japan Lesson Study Immersion Program

Japan Lesson Study Immersion Program

Anyone going to the WALS conference in Japan in November should definitely sign up for the Japan Lesson Study Immersion Program, November 20 – 22, 2017. This 3-day program will provide a unique opportunity to learn about teaching math through problem-solving and to...
Japanese School LS Experience

Japanese School LS Experience

Want to experience Japanese Lesson Study but can’t travel to Japan? One June 16, come to a 1-day conference at the Japanese Futabakai school in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and observe a live grade 6 mathematics research lesson. Learn more...

Facilitating a post-lesson discussion

In response to multiple requests, I have finally written up this guide for facilitating a post-lesson discussion, which you can also find on our resources page. I will say that cultivating a good post-lesson discussion tends to be easiest if the planning team has a...

Learning goals should describe cognitive change

A surprisingly difficult but critically important part of designing a lesson is establishing the learning goals. Many teachers write learning goals in the form of behavioral outcomes: “Students will be able to…” Frequently this is what their administrators want, and...