Walk-throughs provide a snap shot of student learning. Protocols can effectively structure classroom visits and focus them to observe for components of effective instruction. Brief, frequent, routine classroom visits with explicit “look-fors” can be powerful opportunities for collaboration between educational leaders and teachers (Protheroe, 2009).
Principals and literacy leaders can access this collection of walk-through tools that provide a focus on the learning environment. These tools provide look-fors including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Leadership Tools: Instructional Practices
Use these checklists to focus on elements of effective instructional practice. Gather data to give educators feedback or identify professional development needs.
Protheroe, Nancy. (2009). Using Classroom Walkthroughs to Improve Instruction. Principal, 88(4), 30-34.