Instructional Rounds In Education

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ISBN: 9781934742167
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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.

Leading Instructional Rounds In Education

Author: Thomas Fowler-Finn
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 1612505287
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Instructional rounds is a powerful form of professional learning aimed at helping schools and systems develop the capacity to educate all children to high levels. In this practical book, Thomas Fowler-Finn, an experienced consultant who has worked closely with the Harvard team that pioneered instructional rounds, discusses how facilitators can skillfully guide a network of educators through the rounds process. He shows how to scaffold participant learning, model effective teaching practices, and gradually transfer agency to the network. Leading Instructional Rounds is an invaluable resource for advancing the work of all facilitators, whether novice or experienced.

Instructional Rounds In Action

Author: John E. Roberts
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 1612504981
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Instructional Rounds in Action is an invaluable guide for those involved in implementing instructional rounds as the foundation and framework for systemic improvement in schools. Over the past few years, districts across the United States, Canada, and Australia have begun implementing “instructional rounds,” a set of ideas and practices for advancing systemic, district-wide improvement. But as they do so, practical and theoretical questions arise. Roberts offers a powerful analysis of how instructional rounds can work “on the ground.” His book weaves together the voices of stakeholders at all levels—teachers, principals, and district personnel—and presents a number of protocols to support instructional rounds.

Schools That Learn

Author: Art Kleiner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 185788941X
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A new edition - revised and updated with over 100 pages of new material - of the groundbreaking book that brings the principles of organizational learning to today s schools and classrooms.

Closing The Teaching Gap

Author: Donald B. Bartalo
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217092
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This book features a clear how-to process for bridging the teaching gap between the kinds of teaching needed for the 21st century and that which is found in most schools.

The Power Of Teacher Rounds

Author: Vivian Troen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483349942
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The definitive, step-by-step guide for conducting teacher rounds! With teacher rounds, educators benefit from the observant peer learning that’s common in other demanding fields. From practical strategies to ready-to-use templates, this invaluable book offers a complete toolkit for leading a thriving teacher rounds program. Readers will learn how to: Create positive, empowering teams that lift both instruction and student performance Link teacher rounds with Common Core implementation Develop rounds facilitation skills through vignettes, video clips, and group learning exercises Lead productive year-end program reviews Understand how principals and department chairs can best support the rounds program

Becoming A School Principal

Author: Sarah E. Fiarman
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ISBN: 9781612508474
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In "Becoming a School Principal," Sarah E. Fiarman describes her first few years as a school principal committed to enacting a powerful vision of leading and learning."

Using Instructional Rounds At The School Level To Improve Classroom Instruction

Author: John Melvin
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Despite the growing descriptions of effective teacher community --and lessons about the conditions needed for them to survive -- more research has been done on exemplars of strong professional community than on efforts to produce professional community where it doesn't already exist. Building professional community is important to school improvement as it promotes cooperative, job-embedded learning where teachers engage in serious discussions about teaching that could lead to shift in instructional practice. Research on individual and group change suggests that these shifts are unlikely to occur without a supportive environment that includes positive pressure for change. The introduction of organizational routines designed to make teaching more public and collaborative is one solution. Instructional Rounds is a collegial network based approach to improving teaching and learning. At the school site level, Instructional Rounds can create a system and structure where teachers engage in professional dialogue and take collective action in their schools. Using a modified design development format (with an action research component), this study focuses on the implementation of Instructional Rounds at a school site. The study documents teacher experience with Rounds and documents a second iteration of Rounds that more resembled the protocol of Lesson Study. The participants were 24 teachers from an urban elementary school in the Bay Area of California where I serve as Principal. The findings of this study indicate that Instructional Rounds is a promising practice at a school site that can further the goal of making teaching more public and collaborative. The findings also indicate that, due to embedded norms of privacy and a culture of isolation, teachers will receive Rounds with some resistance as it opens up a focus on classroom practice. A key component of the initial success of Rounds was the role played by a site instructional leadership team, which led the planning and endorsed the approach. A second implementation of the intervention, grade-level rounds that resembled Lesson Study, did not have sufficient buy-in and contained many competing foci, and was not as effective. Nonetheless, for the teachers who did complete the full parameters of the Lesson Study, there was evidence documenting the promise of this practice to promote in-depth conversations of instructional practice. Overall, the findings in this study demonstrate the complexity in the introduction of organizational routines designed to make teaching more public and collective at a school site. From a perspective of distributed leadership, all leadership entities (teachers, administration, outside partners) need to be aligned and all potential resources in the school need to be sufficient for the introduction of the new routine to be successful.

The Coach Approach To School Leadership

Author: Jessica Johnson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623884
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Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.

Issues In Education By Subject Profession And Vocation 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464965161
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Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation. The editors have built Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.