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.

Clarifying the Misapplications in Using the Downey Walk-Through Five-Step Classroom Observation Structure

Clarifying the misapplications in using the downey walk-through five-step classroom observation structure

The Downey Walk-Through With Reflective Inquiry (Downey, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004a, 2006a) is a very informal walk-through followed by an occasional reflective conversation. It has two major parts:

  • The Five-Step Classroom Observation Structure or lens to use when you walk into classrooms
  • The reflective question with five presuppositional phrases built in a reflective conversation

This chapter is to supplement the original book, The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through: Changing School Supervisory Practice One Teacher at a Time (Downey et al., 2004). In this book, the five-step structure was described in detail. The focus of this chapter is on either the misunderstanding or misapplication of ...

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