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Teacher Walkthroughs Focusing on Student Learning

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs - ASCD

Although there is great value in observing peers teaching, for some classroom walkthroughs, teachers strictly focus their observations on student learning. This focus perfectly aligns with the second tenet of ASCD's Whole Child Initiative, "Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults," and the third tenet, "Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community." Instead of focusing on teacher behavior, observers watch and interact with students to determine their comfort level in learning and what they know and can do as a result of instruction.

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