Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through Changing School Supervisory Practice One Teacher at a Time

ISBN-10: 0761929673

ISBN-13: 9780761929673

Edition: 2004

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Description: Change the entire school culture with this collaborative method of supervision. For years, the classic supervision model has frustrated both principals and teachers by fostering superior-subordinate relationships, focusing on teacher conformity rather than growth, or producing checklist data that is irrelevant to the curriculum. The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through offers a practical, time-saving alternative that impacts student achievement by cultivating self-reliant teachers who are continually improving their practice. Easy to understand and adopt, this method will answer the questions most important to principals: Are my teachers aligned with the district curriculum? Are they using research-based "best practices"? Are they choosing the instructional strategies that willnbsp;promote student achievement? Also known as the Downey Walk-through, the method presented in The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through has been developed over a 40-year period, tested and refined in actual teaching environments, and taught internationally.

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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Carolyn J. Downey is professor emeritus of educational leadership in the College of Education at San Diego State University. She formerly was the superintendent for the Kyrene School District, Phoenix-Tempe, Arizona. Downey has written several books and numerous articles. She is the author of the training program "The Three-Minute Walk-Through and Reflective Feedback for Higher Student Achievement." Her most recent book with Betty E. Steffy, William K. Poston Jr., and Fenwick W. English is 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap. She was the major architect of the CMSI Individual School Audit using the 50 Characteristics for Higher Student Achievement. She is the author of several of the Principal-Teacher Series for Higher Student Achievement training materials. She received her MS from the University of Southern California and her PhD from Arizona State University.

Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration , the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration ; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

Betty E. Steffy is a retired professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University. She formerly was a dean of a School of Education at a regional campus of Purdue University and served as deputy superintendent of instruction in the Kentucky Department of Education. She served as a superintendent of schools in New Jersey and as a director of curriculum for a regional educational agency in Pennsylvania. She created the professional development model entitled Life Cycle of the Career Teacher. She is the author/coauthor of ten books in education and numerous articles and symposium papers at UCEA and AERA. She earned her BA, MAT, and EdD from the University of Pittsburgh.

Larry E. Frase, Ed.D. teaches in the Education department of San Diego State University.

Preface
About the Authors
Dedication
Understanding the Rationale Underlying the Walk-Through and Reflective Practice Approach
What is the Downey Walk-Through?
Why Walk-Throughs?
The Evolution of the Downey Walk-Through Process
Conducting the Walk-Through Observation: A Five-Step Process
The Five-Step Observation Structure
Student Orientation to Work
Curricular Decision Points
Instructional Decision Points
"Walk the Walls" - Curricular and Instructional Decisions
Safety and Health Issues
Moving Staff to Reflective Inquiry: Focusing on the Reflective Question and Conversation
How Do We Provide Direct Feedback?
The Note
A Better Approach-Discussion
Direct Feedback Statement and Conversation
How Do We Provide Indirect Opportunities for Reflective Inquiry?
How Do We Ask Reflective Questions and Carry On the Conversation?
How Do We Ask Reflective Questions and Carry On the Conversation?
The Reflective Conversation
Constructing a Taxonomy of Reflective Questions and Their Use in the Classroom Walk-
Through
The Novice/Apprentice
The Professional Teacher
The Expert Teacher
Limitations of the Taxonomy
Establishing Logistical Procedures for Implementing the Walk-Through Process
Finding the Time
Preparing Staff, Students, and Parents
Record Keeping
Board Policy to Support Walk-Throughs
Cultivating the Culture: Effectuating Change that Works
Lessons Learned About Change in Educational Cultures
Challenges and Barriers to Change
Deciding When to Intervene: The Marginal Teacher
Examples of Successful Implementation: Making the Walk-Through Process Work
Salinas Union High School District, California
Norman Public Schools, Norman, Oklahoma
Durham and Simco County School Boards, Ontario, Canada
Napa Valley Schools, Napa Valley, California
Shawnee Mission School District, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District, Texas
San Leandro Unified School District, California
San Benito County, California, County Office of Education
Cultivating the Culture: A Final Word
Using the Walk-Through Process to Promote a Collaborative, Reflective Culture
Early History
Developmental Supervision and Mentoring
The Teacher as an Adult Learner
Promoting Development
Determining Whether Walk-Throughs Are the Right Stuff
Background and History of Management by Wandering Around
Why Are Both a Research and a Theory Base Needed Before Adopting An Innovation?
The MBWA Research Results
The Walk-Through with Reflective Question Research
Understanding the Walk-Through as a Discursive Practice
Examining the Dimensions of the Walk-Through
Changing the Discursive Practice of "Corrective" Supervision
Some Issues With the Model
A Pause to Consider Your Specific Situation
Troubleshooting Problems with the Downey Walk-Through
Linking the Walk-Through Process to a Model of Teacher Growth
Walk-Throughs and the Teacher Growth Model
The Model
Transformative Learning as it Relates to the Model
Organizational Learning and Transformation
Providing Feedback Conversation for Growth
Index
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