Classroom walkthroughs are informal observations conducted by fellow teachers, administrators, or instructional specialists. They are used to provide teachers with constructive critical feedback aimed at improving theirclassroom management and instructional techniques. School administrators also regularly observe teachers as an extension of formal job-performance evaluations. We offer the following tools to support you in conducting these walkthroughs. We would appreciate receiving any that you find to be helpful. Please send us the tool, along with a brief description of its use.
These surveys are good tools for people seeking to gain insight about themselves and how they function in a team. These assessments can help gain insight about your team and the ways it can function most effectively.
Running agendas (aka blank black box agendas)
These templates will help teams keep track of activities
throughout the school year. We've even pre-filled the 2018-2019 dates for you! (Google doc)
Secondary Black Box Agenda: For secondary teams (Google doc)
Google Whole School Agendas: Keep track of multiple teams with this web-based tool.
Printable cards (Word doc): Never forget the responsibilities for each of your team members with these small role cards.
Table tent cards (pdf): This set contains role cards for: facilitator, timekeeper, recorder, process monitor, data manager, and materials organizer.
Role cards with Team Process graphic (doc): Tight on space? This table tent has all roles, as well as the process visual for quick reference.
Source: Swegle Elementary School, Salem-Keizer SD
Team needs posters (doc)
Source: Grant Community School, Salem-Keizer SD
This fun exercise will increase your understanding of the data team process. Click HERE to download instructions.
Team members at Grant Community School created their own Jeopardy! game aimed at increasing data team skills. Questions were derived from areas inconsistent across teams in practice or understanding and the Comprehensive Observation Rubric (COR) helped form questions and answers.You can use Grant's Jeopardy! game or create your own.
Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
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The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators has partnered with Educational Excellence to create this knowledge bank of resources and training information.
"The downfall of low-performing schools is not their lack of effort and motivation; rather, it is poor decisions regarding what to work on."
- Richard Elmore
Tools for Teams:
Agendas, walkthroughs, team norms and roles -- we've got it all for you.
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