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The author's preservice program prepares both single and dual certification master's students to teach in inclusive classrooms. The current paper provides an overview of the context in which, and for which, the program was designed, and a description of the program, including explanations of key pedagogical and assessment practices that the author leans on to meet her goals.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
'Lesson study' is a professional learning approach in which teachers work together to: formulate goals for student learning and long-term development; collaboratively plan a 'research lesson' designed to bring to life these goals; conduct the lesson in a classroom, with one team member teaching and others gathering evidence on student learning and development. They then discuss the evidence gathered during the lesson, using it to improve the lesson, the unit, and instruction more generally. In this article, a lesson study case from a Japanese elementary school is presented.
Updated: May. 18, 2009
Shared Planning Time: A Novel Context for Studying Teachers’ Discourse and Beliefs About Learning and Instruction
The purpose of the study was to examine teacher talk during shared planning time to provide insight into the rationales behind teachers’ decision making that may be related to their underlying beliefs about subject matter, teaching, learning, and their students. A team of 4 eighth-grade mathematics teachers at a suburban middle school in the southern part of the United States agreed to participate in this study. The study supported the hypothesis that teachers’ collaborative planning time discourse provides a unique lens for understanding teachers’ beliefs.
Updated: Mar. 16, 2009