Formally sharing the outcomes with others
Learn about communicating the outcomes of your Lesson Study with teachers and other colleagues. Find out how sharing and discussing work, in-school coaching and introducing a learning wall are great ways to share what you have learnt during a Lesson Study.
Who can you communicate the outcomes to?
You can share what you have learnt with colleagues from your own school or neighbouring schools. You can also use the web to communicate the outcomes.
Sharing and discussing work with others
Arrange an opportunity or meeting for the group to share with colleagues what they have done, learned and refined and the key teaching techniques they have developed.
It’s important to arrange this in advance, as if people know they will have to share their findings, they will bear this in mind throughout the process. It also helps the Lesson Study group make sure their thinking and their findings are clear, more usable and replicable by others.
Be sure to allow plenty of opportunity to celebrate and value what has been learned and shared.
Arrange opportunities for members of the Lesson Study group to work with other teachers; this way it becomes a platform for in-school coaching. This helps members of the group to coach and explain the pedagogic technique they have evolved, adapted or refined during the Lesson Study.
Articulating and explaining practice, and making it visible to others, helps those learning from their peers to improve their practice. It also improves the performance of those doing the explaining or coaching to become more aware of their knowledge themselves and therefore more able to further improve.
Creating a Learning wall
Introduce a ‘learning wall’ into the staffroom where a Lesson Study group can display their work. This might include photos, notes, observations, discussion outcomes, pupil interviews and tentative conclusions. A learning wall creates staffroom talk about professional learning long after the formal sharing is over.