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 after 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 2016/2017 school year (as of 11/30/16).

Monta Bonham: November 2016 Kenneth Bryant: November 2016 Michelle Casas: November 2016 Christopher Collins: November 2016 Susan Finkle: November 2016 Tra Hall: November 2016 Christal Hammond: November 2016 Brian Odom: November 2016 Tisha Piwetz: November 2016 Donna Price: November 2016 Angie Quinn: November 2016 Christina Spears: November 2016 Gina Vilches: November 2016

Patti Ward: October 2016 John Speck: October 2016

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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A Preponderance of Evidence

As an Assistant Principal, I figured out an effective strategy for dealing with the parents of the chronic, passive-aggressive, delinquent…