Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Observing Student Behaviors in Walk Through Observations

As a short follow up to my recent post, it is worth sharing the great work of Stephen Barkley.
He blogs at http://blogs.plsweb.com/ and I was lucky enough to hear him at our EARCOS Conference in Lisbon earlier this year.

Steve's a very dynamic presenter, but his message struck a chord in me that caused me to re-think the way we at the American International School of Budapest were conducting our Walk-Through observations for professional growth by principals in addition to the criteria that we're trying to develop to help guide our Peer Observation process.

In short, he shared the following diagram and highlighted a missing piece in our process - and I would think in other schools' processes as well.