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 Approach for Peer Coaching and Mentoring

Adapting the walk-through and reflective conversation approach for peer coaching and mentoring

The Downey approach has always had as its ultimate goal the creation of a culture of reflective practice among colleagues. Her goal of adult-to-adult interactions in an interdependent manner has at all times been foremost in her mind. Downey's agenda has been to change the relationship between supervisor and staff to one of mutual respect and learning together, and to create a culture of interactive collegial reflection.

It should be obvious, then, that peers reflecting together was an expectation of the Downey approach. She states, “The classroom walk-through is an informal non-evaluative means to observe teaching and is meant to encourage reflective dialogue ...

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