Teachers Will Let You Know What is Going On – If You Ask

Teachers Will Let You Know What is Going On – If You Ask

A teacher will often provide me with an explanation if I ask questions on the eWalk walkthrough template or if they feel an explanation is needed. This is an effective method of gaining insight into the intricacies of the class room and why teachers do what they do....
I Knew Because I Had Been In The Classroom

I Knew Because I Had Been In The Classroom

I visited a classroom the other day and I could not have caught the teacher at a worse time. When I arrived and sat down, I could tell the he was frustrated. The teacher was on the way out the door and a fellow teacher in a nearby room, who was on planning, was on...
Teachers Will Change Behaviors in Response to Principal Feedback

Teachers Will Change Behaviors in Response to Principal Feedback

Written feedback allows teachers to internalize the information provided after a classroom observation and formulate opinions regarding how they wish to respond. Teachers also prefer to respond back to the principal using written communication. Teachers also...
Are You Putting Enough Focus on Classroom Walkthroughs?

Are You Putting Enough Focus on Classroom Walkthroughs?

Its almost the middle of summer. If you are adept at relaxing, then performing walkthroughs is probably the last thing on your mind.  However, eventually the summer will end, school will begin again, and if you are a school leader, the question that will arise in...