Instructional Rounds

posted Apr 26, 2018, 10:00 AM by Patty Gelbrich   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 10:02 AM ]
Instructional rounds have come to education from the medical model.  You see this on T.V. doctor shows - the young interns shadowing an experienced doctor where they talk about the practice of medicine, different patient conditions and treatments - and everyone learns from doing rounds.  Instructional rounds are much the same.  Teachers and administrators walk through classrooms looking at the task students are doing, the engagement students are showing, and the actions of the teacher to orchestrate all of that.

Yesterday we were at the Intermediate School.  A team of ten educators (teachers and administrators) visited twelve classrooms.  In the afternoon, the Intermediate School staff spent their early release time discussing observations from the team.  They spent most of the time discussing quality instruction and strategies to enhance collaboration and student voice.

I always feel humbled by the dedication of our teachers and administrators!  Way to go Castle Rock Intermediate School.  Enjoy the pictures from the afternoon - lots of brainpower to be sure!