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Walkthroughs

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Principal walkthroughs are an effective method of evaluation and supervision.

Principal walkthroughs are an effective method of evaluation and supervision.

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    • 1. Classroom Walk-Throughs Becky, Suzan, Tom, and Jason
    • 2. Survey Time!
      • Please take a couple of minutes to answer our questionnaire…
    • 3. Walk-Throughs are:
            • Conducted by school principal or supervisor
            • Focused on teacher evaluation and supervision
            • Gather information about curriculum, instruction, and teacher decisions
            • Separate from a formal observation
            • Increase knowledge, skills, and performance
            • Promotes teacher growth
    • 4. Understanding Walk-Throughs:
          • Set the stage at the beginning of the year
          • Help improve not punish
          • Train on importance
          • Set a purpose each week
          • Leave notes
    • 5. Understanding Walk-Throughs
      • Downey Approach
      • Informal
      • Brief 2-3 minutes
      • Teacher decisions
      • Throughout the day/unannounced
      • No checklists Nothing goes in file
      • Focus is professional growth
      • Leads to reflective conversation
      • Other Approaches
      • Formal
      • Longer 5-15 minutes
      • Teacher effectiveness
      • Time is typically known and scheduled
      • Specific checklist about certain practices
      • May put checklist in personnel file
      • Focus is evaluation and supervision
      • Leads to direct feedback from supervisor
    • 6. Five-Step Walk-Through Observation Model
      • Student Orientation on the Work
      • Curricular Decision Points
      • Instructional Decision Points
      • Walk the Walls
      • Safety and Health Issues
    • 7. Are Walk-Throughs the “Right Stuff?”
      • 25 years of research literature has yielded 10 highly desirable results of MBWA practices.
      • Enhanced teacher satisfaction
      • Improved teacher self efficacy
      • Improved teacher attitudes toward professional development
      • Improved teacher attitudes toward teacher appraisal
      • Increased teacher efficacy of other teachers
      • Improved classroom instruction
      • Improved teacher perception of principal effectiveness
      • Improved student discipline and acceptance of advice and criticism
      • Improved teacher-perceived effectiveness at the school
      • MBWA increases student learning across socioeconomic and cultural lines
    • 8. Results of our surveys
      • High school
      How does an administrative visit make you feel? What do you think they are looking for?
    • 9. Results continued
      • Elementary and Middle school responses to our surveys
    • 10. What things do you see?
    • 11. References
      • Downey, Carolyn J., (2004) The Three Minute Classroom Walk-Through: Changing School Supervisory Practice One Teacher at a Time
      • Background Photos downloaded from Flickr.com

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