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Getting into Classrooms
Getting into classrooms

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

—Thomas Henry Huxley

The MBWA principal must have an in-depth understanding of the well-developed written, taught, and tested curriculum. However, equally important are the MBWA strategies for putting these tools to work. Short and frequent classroom observations by the principal constitute an important strategy for acquiring firsthand information about what is taking place in classrooms, and having thoughtful, research-based conversations with teachers about curriculum. The MBWA principal sees and acts upon informal observations of classrooms as an integral part of the school's culture. The many classroom visit protocols vary in name, purpose, and implementation steps; however, they all have in common brief, yet focused observations in classrooms that provide data for ...

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