Sample Lesson Studies in Elementary Math
James Stigler and James Hiebert introduced Lesson Studies to North America after studying Japan’s teaching system and its method of embedded professional learning. In 1999 they published their findings in The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World’s Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom.
For more information see Lesson Study: From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side by Leanne Miller in this online issue of Professionally Speaking.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB
The following three Lesson Studies took place in the Grade 4/5 classroom of Natasha Moore, OCT, at St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic Elementary School in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic DSB. The Lesson Studies were a collaboration involving Moore and five others who were then-pre-service teachers.
Visuals shown here in PowerPoint are adapted from the interactive Smart Board presentations that were used in the classroom.
Lesson Study 1
Introduction to Triangles
Lesson Study 2
Introduction to the Protractor
Lesson Study 3
What Is Capacity?
The following three Lesson Studies were conducted by Grade 3 teachers in the Hamilton-Wentworth DSB.