This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are eighteen different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country. An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that there is no "one-size-fits-all" walkthrough model. It shows you how to use classroom walkthroughs to meet the specific needs of your school.
Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs is a practical guide to planning and implementing brief but focused classroom observations that involves teachers in every step of the process. Drawing from their study of 40 schools in the United States and Canada, the authors show how administrators and teacher leaders moved teachers from resisting to embracing the practice. Readers will learn how to Foster a school culture that supports walkthroughs. Implement the components of successful walkthroughs, such as focus and "look-fors," data collection methods, and meaningful follow-up strategies. Get all teachers involved and actively participating. * Evaluate the walkthrough process and measure its effectiveness. Use walkthroughs to support professional development related to the Common Core State Standards. This book demonstrates that when teachers learn from one another in a cycle of continuous professional growth—through observation, shared inquiry, dialogue, and follow-up—they develop a sense of collegiality and a common mission. By opening their doors to their peers, they also contribute to broader school improvement efforts that positively affect teaching and learning throughout the school.
Revolutionize the walkthrough to focus on the endgame of teaching: student learning. Authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart present the proven practice of formative walkthroughs that ask and answer questions that are specific to what the student is learning and doing. Learn the value of having the observer examine the lesson from the student's point of view and seek evidence of seven key learning components: * A worthwhile lesson * A learning target * A performance of understanding * Look-fors, or success criteria * Formative feedback * Student self-assessment * Effective questioning Drawing upon their research and extensive work with K-12 teachers and administrators, Moss and Brookhart delve into the learning target theory of action that debuted in Learning Targets: Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today's Lesson and show you how to develop a schoolwide collaborative culture that enhances the learning of teachers, administrators, coaches, and students. They present detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started now. Grounded in the beliefs that schools improve when educators improve and that the best evidence of improvement comes from what we see students doing to learn in every lesson, every day, Formative Classroom Walkthroughs offers a path to improvement that makes sense and makes a difference.
Handbook of Walkthroughs Inspections and Technical Reviews
Managing School Districts for High Performance applies over twenty case studies from the Public Education Leadership Project to determine how school improvement can be better sustained through organizational coherence, human capital management, and more.
Applies the concept of medical rounds to solving instructional problems and outlines the process of planning, organizing, facilitating, and implementing this innovative way to improve teaching and learning by having groups of teachers and administrators observe classrooms.