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 improve teaching 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 launched by Richard Elmore that it takes authentic on-site learning of a network of colleagues engaged in shared practice to improve teaching and learning at scale.
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 lesson observation 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 helpful rounds protocols, facilitator techniques and strategies, do's and don'ts, and suggestions on how to move improvement forward.
Available from Harvard Education Press
Lesson Observation, Teacher & Classroom Evaluation