There are those that don’t understand the power of reflective observation.  They mistakenly believe that there is nothing to learn after a few cursory visits to a classroom.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, the most important key to building insight and deeper understanding about teaching and learning is to engage in a steady volume of daily classroom observation.  What we have learned over the past 10 years is that about every 300 classroom observations, the observer will notice, discern and/or learn something new… something that was previously hidden. It is the “Eureka” moment, and there is nothing else like it in instructional leadership.

In this pursuit, there is the PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge that is earned every 300th PowerWalks Observation. The following instructional leaders have already earned the Legendary Leadership Badge for the 2014/2015 school year (as of 12/31/14).    1 Badge Brenda Blackmon: December 2014 Marianne Buentello: December 2014 Dexter Floyd: December 2014 GayLynn Holt: December 2014 Cara Jolly: December 2014 Brian Lowe: December 2014 Mike Metz: December 2014 Leslie Thomas: December 2014 Pam Williams: December 2014 Jim Womack: December 2014

Mary-Margaret Crandall: November 2014 Charlie Crisp: November 2014 Rita Faulkner: November 2014 Jenny Morris: November 2014 Twyla Thomas: November 2014

Lorie Bratcher: October 2014 Sean Cain: October 2014 Michael Clifton: October 2014 Rankin Hitt: October 2014 Jennifer Phillips: October 2014 Jessica Robert: October 2014 Sandra Wilson: October 2014 Chris Viator: October 2014

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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