Can a Checklist Really Give You a Clear Picture of a Classroom?

Based on Dr. John Tenny’s whitepaper Observation Checklists vs. Observation Data

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Beyond the Walkthrough

Classroom walkthroughs and formal observations are a standard in K-12 education.  An observation may be informal, such as a five minute walkthrough, or formal in which a teacher is observed for an entire class session. These observations provide a glimpse into a teacher’s instruction as well as the classroom environment.   For administrators, these interactions are critical to developing reflective dialogue and collaboration with teachers, in addition to, providing support in terms of guidance and professional development.

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Can a Checklist Really Give You a Clear Picture of a Classroom?

Based on Dr. John Tenny’s whitepaper Observation Checklists vs. Observation Data

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