Monday, February 13, 2012

Assumption English School - Structure of Lesson Planning Meeting

Gallery participants get to have a glimpse into the types of lesson study discussion that can take place during TTT.

We discussed how the main parts of the lesson have or not, the potential to engage students. In particular, we tried to identify features of a ask that can engage students. The team came up with tasks that have an element of mystery, tasks that have the ability to give students with a sense of achiement and satisfaction, and tasks that a accessible to all.

We also prepare observers for the research lesson. We set up 'hypothesis'. We should attempt to look out for evidence of engagement, and catalysts of engagement.

We also discussed common practice in mathematics teaching - use of worksheet etc- and critically question if some of these common practices an derail our efforts to engage students .

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