Instructional Rounds Plus
Thomas Fowler-Finn, Ed.D.
112 Grover Road Extension Medford, MA 02155
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Instructional rounds offers a powerful approach to improving instruction and student learning. Instructional rounds (IR) is not the same as classroom walkthroughs nor is it a form of teacher evaluation. It is not a one-teacher-at-a-time approach. IR is premised upon the proposition that improving instruction and learning at scale requires authentic job-embedded professional development of a network of colleagues engaged in shared practice.
As facilitator, mentor, author, and award-winning teacher/district leader, Tom’s expertise includes a variety of implementation models such as working within one school or school system, working with the leadership of multiple schools and school systems, training and mentoring in-house facilitators, and negotiated client options. He has conducted instructional rounds and supported independent use of the process in multiple countries and continents.
Tom's book, Leading Instructional Rounds in Education, is a facilitator's guide to implementing IR. Throughout this explanation of leading the IR process, Tom introduces a host of rounds protocols, facilitator techniques and strategies, do's and don'ts, and suggestions on how to get results from your efforts on improving instruction and student performance.
Available from Harvard Education Press
Instructional Rounds: Improving Instruction and Learning