Learning Walkthroughs

For those of you who would like to learn more about walkthroughs, here are some resources:

“Rossi (2007) found staff members believed the walkthroughs conducted in their schools had affected instruction with positive outcomes that included: 

  • Teacher sharing of best practices;  
  •  Increased principal awareness of what is happening in classrooms;
  •  Increase in teacher time on task; 
  •  Better principal understanding of curriculum gaps and inconsistencies;  
  •  Better principal understanding of professional development needs; 
  •  Improvement in the quality of student work;
  •  Improved quality of conversations about instruction; and  
  •  Development of a common language around instruction.” p. 32 

Classroom Walkthroughs: Learning to see the trees from the forest