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 ten 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 1/31/15).    2 Badges Lorie Bratcher: January 2015; October 2014 Sean Cain: January 2015; October 2014 Sandra Wilson: January 2015; October 2014 Jim Womack: January 2015; December 2014

1 Badge Joan Alvey: January 2015 Tracey Bennett: January 2015 Wes Brown: January 2015 Jenn Cooper: January 2015 Ethan Crowell: January 2015 Donny Green: January 2015 Julie Hinson: January 2015 Todd Jones: January 2015 Charles King: January 2015 Lyle Lackey: January 2015 Kim Meador: January 2015 Tim Merki: January 2015 R.J. Rodrigue: January 2015 Patsy Sanchez: January 2015 Michelle Schreiner: January 2015 Melissa Summers: January 2015 Tamika Washington: January 2015

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

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

Michael Clifton: October 2014 Rankin Hitt: October 2014 Jennifer Phillips: October 2014 Jessica Robert: October 2014 Chris Viator: October 2014

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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