How is TXLS different from traditional professional development?

It is teacher-driven and job-embedded. Lesson study harnesses the expertise of teachers who apply their learning immediately in their classrooms.

It is cyclical, not “one and done.” Teacher groups participate in a series of mini-cycles to improve instructional practices.

It is collaborative. Groups of teachers collaboratively plan, research, practice, and reflect, while developing a deep, lasting knowledge of content and pedagogy.