For anyone who found it difficult to find time to listen to the terrific radio documentary by American RadioWorks, you can read the segment about Lesson Study here. Some of my favorite quotes:

“We need to shift from thinking about how to improve teachers to thinking about how to improve teaching.” (James Hiebert, U. of Deleware, paraphrased)

“I’d rather struggle together than struggle by myself.” (Angela Flores, O’Keeffe)

“If there’s no lesson study, how can teachers learn how to improve instruction?” (Akihiko Takahashi, DePaul Univ.)

How indeed.