Instructional Rounds Plus
Thomas Fowler-Finn, Ed.D.
112 Grover Road Extension Medford, MA 02155
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Instructional rounds (IR) offers a unique and powerful approach to improve student learning. IR is quite different than classroom walkthroughs. Classroom walkthroughs are often conducted with a checklist of best practices and involve coaching of individual teachers, while IR is not about supervision or a one-teacher-at-a-time approach. IR is premised upon the proposition launched by Richard Elmore that it takes a network of colleagues engaged in shared practice to improve teaching and learning at scale.
As facilitator, mentor, author, and award-winning teacher and administrator, Tom’s many years of network leadership include 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.
Tom's new book, Leading Instructional Rounds in Education, is a facilitator's guide to implementing IR. Throughout this explanation of leading the IR process, Tom introduces new rounds protocols, facilitator techniques and strategies, do's and don'ts, and suggestions on how to move a network forward.
Available from Harvard Education Press
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