Synopses & Reviews
This book puts into perspective and practices the vision of what supervision should be. It is a model of principal-teacher interaction and redefines the professional relationships of classroom supervisory practice. The Downey approach attempts to change how principals approach supervision by replacing it with a collegial, egalitarian model of professional practice. This approach is a model of changed supervisory practice that attempts to characterize an entire school to develop a network of relationships. The Downey approach is about changing schools one teacher at a time in order to attain a culture of high work-performance for the entire school.
Change to a supervision method that impacts student achievement by cultivating self-reliant teachers who are continuously improving their practice.
Change the entire school culture with this collaborative method of supervision.
For years, the classic supervision model has frustrated both principals and teachers by fostering superior-subordinate relationships, focusing on teacher conformity rather than growth, or producing checklist data that is irrelevant to the curriculum. The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through offers a practical, time-saving alternative that impacts student achievement by cultivating self-reliant teachers who are continuously improving their practice.
Easy to understand and adopt, this method will answer the questions most important to principals: Is the work of my teachers aligned with the district curriculum? Are my teachers using research-based best practices? Are they choosing the instructional strategies that will promote student achievement?
Also known as the Downey Walk-through, the method presented in The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through has been developed over a 40-year period, tested and refined in actual teaching environments, and taught internationally.Also see: The Three-Minute Classroom Walk-Through (Multimedia Kit)