In this Japanese classroom the teacher uses clear routines to manage the time on task and the classroom structure. The teacher puts a two minute countdown timer on the board for students to try to solve their work independently. The teacher offers detailed and sustained feedback to a student during this time. The classroom then swiftly moves into groups to compare their work after the teacher's timer.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher: - Gives students a two minute timer to finish their independent work
- Provides detailed feedback and guidance to a student
- Moves students into groups to check their solutions with each other