• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Teachers can be leaders of their own ongoing learning—and their best professional development resources may be their own classrooms and colleagues. Applying the Teacher Rounds methodology, teachers learn with and from each other through classroom observations and inquiry and develop a trusted community of practice.

Scholar-teacher Thomas Del Prete outlines every aspect of this practice-based approach to professional learning, including: Step-by-step guidance and tools for implementing Teacher Rounds; Insights on creating a positive environment for honest feedback; A wealth of examples from a high-performing school and across all grade levels and disciplines; Based on a whole-hearted commitment to the art and science of teaching, this book helps teachers take classroom instruction to new levels of excellence.

Teacher Round Learning in High School
Teacher round learning in high school

This chapter contains detailed examples of Teacher Round learning at the high school level. Much of what is illustrated and explained in these examples, however, is relevant to Teacher Round learning at any level. The examples include Teacher Rounds conducted by teachers for colleagues and teacher interns, and Teacher Rounds hosted by teacher interns themselves. They represent different disciplines at the high school level—English, physics, visual art, and history.

Leann's Teacher Round, in English, appears first. Her Teacher Round was one of two consecutive weekly sessions that she hosted for colleagues and secondary English teacher interns. It reflects a teacher grappling with the challenge of cultivating her students’ intellectual risk-taking and analytical capabilities. Tara, a ...

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