In partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education
We've made so many changes in the instructional core!
How are we doing?
School Based Instructional Rounds may be the answer you are seeking.
This structured strategy for visiting classrooms, making non-judgmental observation, analyzing patterns and determining next steps was developed by Richard Elmore, Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and was inspired by the medical-rounds model used by physicians. Elmore and his colleagues at Harvard have pioneered this highly effective form of professional learning to develop a shared practice of observing, discussing, analyzing teaching and learning. The process is specifically designed to help move school improvement efforts to the next level and provides an opportunity to visit colleagues’ classroom and observe instruction as it is practiced in the classrooms in your school.