Follow through: It isn’t just about your golf swing (Part 1)

A couple of years ago I was looking at our school district’s data regarding the number of classroom observations that were being conducted.  We had been focusing on using walk-through forms to collect data and follow through conversations to give teachers objective feedback regarding their teaching, Visible Learning and Teaching and student engagement. Many hours[…]

Student Indicators of Engagement: Goal Setting

This is the first in a series of blogs that discuss the research-based strategies to increase student engagement and academic achievement.   Of all the strategies on the Student Indicators of Engagement form, “Engages in setting learning goals” is the one most often misidentified in classroom observations.  Many times we see the “Observed” box checked and the[…]