Learning Walks: Focus on Instruction
Learning walks make teaching and learning public. Learning walks provide a robust professional learning experience for teachers that is collaborative and fosters reflection and instructional action. Learning walks can be used to collect data on current instruction, look for evidence of the implementation of effective practices, and gain insights into next steps. Learning walks help increase teachers’ instructional alignment to the school’s vision for instruction. Every walker is a learner. Facilitated conversations during the hallway discussions and the more formal debrief support the learning for walkers. In addition to being a learning experience for walkers, these walks provide feedback for the teacher based on the school’s instructional foci.