Lesson study is a form of classroom inquiry in which several teachers collaboratively plan, teach, observe, revise and share the results of a single class lesson. (Learn more about the “formal” process here)
We are modifying that formal process into a simple one. Each student in the class will “teach” a 20-25 minute learning activity. The rest of the class will act as participate / observers – serving as “students” during the lesson and afterwards, giving feedback to the “teacher.”
Assignment 4 – teaching a lesson
“Teachers” have prepared a learning activity and written an anticipatory blog post following guidelines outlined here.
- target audience
- content (what will be studied)
- process (what will you do – what will students do)
- resources for lessons
Participate / observers will use the following prompts to guide their feedback immediately following the lesson.
- Content: as a student, what were you learning – facts, skills, insights?
- Process: what did you see the teacher do to set up and deliver the lesson?
- Product: what were you, as a student, tasked to “do / produce” to demonstrate your learning?
- Assessment: as an observer, how did the lesson go? Insights on content, delivery, workflow. Suggestions?
“Teachers” will write a blog post that reflects on how your intent was realized in your delivery. Possible prompts:
- Did you accomplish your goals?
- What worked well? What didn’t?
- How about your timing, delivery and workflow?
- What did you learn from the experience?