Advancing the Three-Minute Walk-Through : Mastering Reflective Practice Paperback / softback
'This book provides the most informed and transformative blueprint known for building the capacity of teacher coaches and supervisors.
Districts across Texas are using the Downey Walk-Through to break through the barrier of the isolated classroom and provide a platform for improved dialogue about teaching and learning' - Susan P.
Holley, Associate Executive Director, Texas Association of School AdministratorsIn 2004, The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through introduced educators to the Downey Walk-Through, a practical approach to coaching and supervision that is now widely accepted and used.
Offering an expanded examination of the Downey Walk-Through, this sequel to the bestseller focuses on the second part of the walk-through-the reflective follow-up conversation-and clarifies many of the common misconceptions and misapplications of the approach. The authors illustrate how leaders can use observations from the walk-through to engage in professional conversations and encourage teachers to reflect on and improve their practice.
Offering extended examples, activities, and guidelines for changing schools one teacher at a time, this resource shows school leaders how to:- Provide effective follow-up discourse without criticizing or demoralizing teachers- Build collegial and respectful relationships with faculty members - Help teachers see their power to become continuously improving professionals- Foster a collaborative process between headteachers, teachers, and other instructional leaders.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Publication Date: 01/12/2009
- Category: Organization & management of education
- ISBN: 9781412964579