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 4: Creating a Culture of Reflection Through the Use of Walk-Throughs and Reflective Dialogue
Creating a Culture of Reflection Through the Use of Walk-Throughs and Reflective Dialogue
The Downey Walk-Through With Reflective Inquiry was designed with the major intent of impacting the reflective culture of schools. The walk-through was used as one of the vehicles a principal or coach could use to help identify areas of reflection. Many individuals attempting to implement the Downey approach have focused on the five-step classroom observation lens and avoided the reflective conversation.
However, the reflective dialogue is really the “meat” of the Downey process. It is also the most difficult, because many of us are not used to providing opportunities for reflective inquiry. Some people who have read the first book and/or ...