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.

Adapting the Walk-Through and Reflective Conversation for Other Positions

Adapting the walk-through and reflective conversation for other positions

Reflective conversations are not reserved solely for teachers. Reflection is part of the growth, learning, and change process and applies to all roles in every organization. Unfortunately, school personnel in positions such as counselors, media specialists, speech therapists, and finance officers are often left out of this critical experience. First of all, their numbers are small. In some cases, there is only one counselor or one media specialist serving a school population. Second, the duties they perform are unique to their position. Since the whole idea of principals moving away from the traditional supervisory role of authoritative leadership is relatively new, major focus has been placed on changing ...

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