As we launch a new school year, we all want to embrace structures and routines that will lead to thriving school learning culture. The implementation of ongoing learning walks can be a very effective tool in inspecting and improving the teaching, learning, and leading in a school or district setting.
At TLA, we have defined a process to collaborate with districts in identifying expectations of what good teaching and learning looks like and sounds like in practice.
Using the Leading Improvement Framework (Borstel, 2018), teams of educators inspect identified expectations in practice, provide specific feedback regarding identified trends and patterns, and engage in conversations around improvement.
Using a clear protocol, leaders are able to inspect expectations and set up opportunities for conversations to support teaching and learning. Learning walks support a district-wide shared understanding of the implementation of curriculum and instructional practices. They are non-evaluative and supportive, since clear targeted feedback is key to growth for all.
Interested in learning more about how to implement this powerful learning practice with your leadership team?
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