from Within" - A Northwest Teacher article that tells a
little of the story of Lesson Study in Nashville
Three web sites with great lesson study resoures:
Research, By Catherine Lewis, Mills College, CA
Research Group at Teachers College, Columbia University
for Better Schools
The next two items are from
Delaware Dept of Ed's writing project.
for Research Lesson Observation
Teacher Survey Results 9/20-22/00
Lesson Study Article in
Story on Lesson Study (Audio)
Brown Center Report on Eduation 2000: How Well Are Students
Learning? (Discusses Stigler & Hiebert at p. 15)
This is my motion that was approved by the Metropolitan
Nashville School Board 7/11/00, see discussion beginning at p.49 of the minutes.
Instructional Improvement Program
Lessons (lectures, labs, group work, videos, work sheets,
Assignments (homework, papers, projects, reading, etc.)
purpose of daily planning time, full-day planning sessions, and
professional development time and money is to produce lessons and
assignment that are more successful at helping students learn the
Teachers are the developers and implementers of our lessons and
Teachers must be the leaders in improving our lessons and
Teachers need time to improve our lessons and assignments.
Study" is a model for how teachers can effectively approach the
process of improving lessons and assignments.
approach is described in The Teaching Gap (Stigler and
Hiebert). It is
supported by Inventing Better Schools
(Schlechty), by Teaching
in America (Grant & Murray), and by Re-Creating Schools
(Myers & Simpson). The
Practice-based Professional Improvement Program at Glencliff is an
example of something close to lesson study at work in Metro Schools.
It is consistent with experience in the business world on
Director of Schools is instructed to review "lesson study" and
make recommendations as to whether and how planning and professional
development time could be used for "lesson study" in MNPS
during the 2000-2001 school year.