An expanded examination of the Downey Walk-Through, this sequel shows leaders how to help teachers improve their practice by engaging them in reflection and professional dialogue.
Chapter 1: Building on the Philosophical Framework of the Three-Minute Walk-Through for Reflective Inquiry
Building on the Philosophical Framework of the Three-Minute Walk-Through for Reflective Inquiry
The Downey informal walk-through with follow-up reflective discourse has a major intent of changing our approach to supervision and the relationship between supervisor and supervisee. The aim is to move the supervisory approach from a hierarchical inspection approach to one that is collaborative in motivating and promoting growth. It is to be collegial in nature, with coaching and mentoring the strategy. The heart of the Downey Walk-Through is actually not the structured classroom observation but the follow-up reflective dialogue. The overriding goal is to provide an environment that helps each person become a self-reflective, self-analytical, self-directed person who is always learning and ...