Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

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Overview

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs by Donald S. Kachur, Judith A. Stout, Claudia L. Edwards

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416616795
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Chapter 1: Defining Teacher Leadership in Classroom Walkthroughs

Chapter 2: A School Culture to Support Walkthroughs

Chapter 3: Components of Successful Walkthroughs

Chapter 4: Strategies for Getting Teachers Involved

Chapter 5: Additional Issues to Address

Chapter 6: Concluding Thoughts

Appendix A: Featured Schools and Demographics

Appendix B: Study Questions for Schools with Teacher Walkthroughs

Appendix C: Teacher Survey on Classroom Walkthroughs

Appendix D: Walkthrough Models

Appendix E: Sources of Focus/Look-fors and Observation Focus Areas

Appendix F: Examples of Walkthrough Observation Forms

Appendix G: Common Core Walkthrough Observation Forms

Appendix H: Teacher Walkthrough in Action

Appendix I: Evaluation of School/District Walkthroughs

References

Index

About the Authors

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