How instructional rounds make better teachers

11/25/2012 | Connected Principals blog

When teacher observations are conducted in the model of medical-student rounds called "instructional rounds," teachers are able to improve their work rather than be graded only on their performance, principal Cale Birk writes in this blog post. "A concept such as this that allows us to qualitatively describe and replicate elements of good teaching in all of our classrooms through the optic of the skills that we want students to achieve is intriguing to me: [T]his looks to be an inclusive and high-yield process that engages learning at every level," Birk writes.

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