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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 5: Rounds Day at University Park Campus School
Rounds Day at University Park Campus School
University Park Campus School (UPCS) exemplifies how a school can integrate Teacher Rounds into its professional culture in order to develop a coherent practice in support of student learning. Teacher Rounds are second nature to the teachers and a familiar part of the landscape of learning for students as well. A typical “Rounds Day” at UPCS demonstrates the learning potential of Teacher Rounds as the practice takes root in a school.
Today is “Rounds Day” at UPCS. Every teacher will host a Teacher Round and participate in at least two others. Every teacher and professional staff member will attend them. The school is small, with 16 full-time teachers in core subject areas ...