The Power of Teacher Rounds
A Guide for Facilitators, Principals, & Department Chairs
- Vivian Troen - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
- Katherine C. Boles
Designing & Evaluating Staff Development | Group Facilitation | Professional Learning Communities
The definitive, step-by-step guide for conducting teacher rounds!
It’s a revolutionary idea: rather than working in isolation, teachers have much to learn from each other. With teacher rounds, educators share insights and grow professionally, benefitting from the peer learning common in other demanding fields. This invaluable book dives into the details of implementing a successful teacher rounds program, and provides a complete and practical step-by-step plan.
Written by two respected pioneers of the teacher rounds movement, this resource is especially useful for school leaders and rounds facilitators. Readers will learn how to
- Realize the potential of teacher rounds as a strategy for Common Core implementation
- Develop rounds facilitation techniques through vignettes, video clips, and group learning exercises
- Create positive, empowering teams that lift both instruction and student performance
Tap into the knowledge and best practices present throughout this helpful book, and see how your teacher rounds program can thrive!
"What Vivian Troen and Kitty Boles have done in this book is…the use of rounds as a dedicated learning environment for teachers. This book provides the scaffolding and support that teachers can use, on their own, or in an organized fashion as part of more systemic strategy, to create the infrastructure necessary to bring collective learning deliberately and explicitly into the daily life of teachers. Troen and Boles stress in many places in this book the importance of rounds as a cultural-building practice. For me, this is the central contribution they make. Rounds is not simply a practice; it is a practice in the service of building a professional culture."