Thursday, March 1, 2012


Here are some recent testimonials about lesson study in Florida.

"I seriously loved doing this lesson study!  It has been the most helpful professional development - I enjoyed my colleagues and I learned a lot.  I'm really looking forward to the next cycle!" – Florida K-8 Teacher

"Thanks to everyone that helped to make this a successful Learning Community.  I had my reading department meeting this morning and the teachers were still talking about the experience.  In fact, one teacher shared that many of the participants agreed that this was probably the best PD that they have had in all of the years in the County.  This is something to be said.  They also thought that everyone should have this experience." – High School Lesson Study Lead

"The learning and sharing has not only built friendships but true professional collaboration as well." – Florida K-8 Lesson Study Lead

"Just wanted to let you know that the teachers who participated in Lesson Study the past two days were very positive in their reflection of the process.  They all participated enthusiastically and shared many learnings they are able to take back to their own classrooms.  One of the teachers even said, 'it would be wonderful if prior to a formal observation, both the teacher and administrator worked together in planning the lesson, as this would make the observed lesson very transparent.' This teacher felt the post conference would be much more informative and reflective for both administration and teacher. I know this is unrealistic, but it does speak to the value of this process.  The teachers look forward to participating in this process again!" – High School Teacher Support Specialist

"Our teachers that participated caught the enthusiasm and want more!  It is so exciting." – High School Principal

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