Fordham recently hosted an event titled Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) in which Robert Pondiscio interviews Elizabeth Green about the topic. The section, beginning at minute 12:25 on being a “general pedagogue,” is particularly provocative. It is Green’s assertion that you need to know more than your subject matter to be an effective teacher. That is, you can be a great mathematician and know the right answers but that does not necessarily mean you know why children get wrong answers.
At minute 17:36, Green outlines the components of successful educational infrastructure that allow teachers to learn together. They include 1) time –time to plan together, study curriculum and watch each other teach and 2) a common idea of what students should learn
Lesson Study is explored at 41:58.
The full video can be accessed here.