Study - New Mexico Style
Study - New Mexico Style incorporates
the principles of Japanese Lesson Study, a form of professional development
that breaks a tradition of isolation in education to bring teachers
together as a professional community to improve teacher practice.
Study approach to professional development builds on teachers' knowledge
and experiences and provides a structure for continual improvement of
instruction focused on student learning. It's based on...
- Maintaining a constant
focus on student learning goals where the goal of improving teaching
is to improve student learning.
- Reflecting on the practice
of teaching as a community of professionals with the belief that
long-term improvement of teaching depends on the development of
effective teaching methods.
- Encouraging teachers
to keep track of changes in practice so that their learning can
be shared with the broader teaching community.
- Providing support within
the context of school because improvements in teaching will be most
successful if they are developed in classrooms where teachers teach
and students learn.
- Valuing teachers as
the driving force behind school improvement because teachers are
the only ones who can ensure that students' learning improves in
Study Tools and Templates developed under the MathStar
Lesson Study Activities in New Mexico
*MathNM would like to acknowledge MathStar for the
materials they developed.