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 and the Harvard team 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, the reader is provided with 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
Instructional Rounds Plus - Lesson Observations, Analysis, & More