Background Resources

Lesson Study Overview: Background on lesson study, its unique features; includes brief project history and further reading

Lesson Study Guide: Descriptions of essential steps, answers to common questions, annotated examples and guiding questions

Guiding Questions (Handout): A one-page handout to help focus lesson study conversations

Forms and Templates

Informed Consent Form for Students Template: A template for creating an informed consent form to distribute to students

Teaching Improvement Profile Template: A template for documenting lesson study work for promotion, retention, and tenure purposes

Final Lesson Study Template: Guidelines for preparing and submitting final lesson studies to the Lesson Study Showcase

Sample Documents

Sample Lesson Plans: Two sample lesson plans with commentary

Sample Observation Guidelines: An example of an observation protocol with commentary

Sample Lesson Studies: A collection of completed lesson studies from a range of disciplines