Teacher walk-throughs often are used to focus on the performance of a single teacher, when the process should zero in on what the students are doing in the classroom, writes Kristen Swanson, senior educational-technology leader for BrightBytes and a founder of the Edcamp movement. Swanson writes in this blog post that teacher walk-throughs are opportunities to collect formative data -- which Swanson does largely by observing students. "They show you, in mere moments, if the necessary context has been created in the classroom for purposeful learning," she writes.
Should teachers be the focus of walk-throughs?
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