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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.
Chapter 4: Sharing and Developing Expertise in Elementary School
Sharing and Developing Expertise in Elementary School
The Teacher Round protocol can be applied equally well regardless of grade or school level or curriculum. This chapter illustrates Teacher Round learning at the elementary level. It begins with a detailed presentation of a Teacher Round focused on early guided reading in a 2nd grade classroom. The remainder of the chapter centers on the experience of two teachers and exemplifies one way in which a school can use Teacher Rounds to anchor its effort to build and sustain effective practice. These examples demonstrate the learning that is possible, for both teachers and students, when there is a safe space, openness, and courage to learn.
Margaret's Teacher Round: Early Guided Reading (Grade 2)