5 Ways to Make Classroom Walk-Throughs More Powerful

The Principal's Desk

Conducting classroom walk-throughs (CWTs) is not a new concept. Educators have been walking through classrooms, gauging instructional practices for years. Unfortunately, CWTs are often conducted due to mandates from downtown and not from the internal desire to improve educational practices. Administrators go through the motions of walking through without the school getting the benefits of this researched based activity.

Here are five ways to make your walk-throughs more powerful.

  1. Don’t go alone.

CWTs are not meant to be conducted in isolation. Having an administrator walk through classrooms taking notes is a good start. Having teachers walk through classrooms with administration is even better. This way, the teachers conducting the walkthroughs can debrief after each visit, discussing what strategies the teacher was utilizing.

  1. Visit Every Classroom Every Week

Too often, CWTs are conducted when an administrator has a free moment. They’ll visit a classroom here or there, but never get to…

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