PowerWalks – The Ultimate Formative Observation Tool

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Upcoming Conference Presentations: TASSP Summer Conference; TEPSA Summer Conference;  NAESP Summer Conference; NASSP Summer Conference; FCSTAT Summer Conference (Keynote); Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote); RISE Education Conference Follow @LYSNation on Twitter and Lead Your School on Facebook.

PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge (April 2019)

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…

PowerWalks Hero Schools (April 2019)

In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  Below…

A Reader Asks… PowerWalks Description

A teacher asks the following:   SC, I am in graduate school working on my principal certification. My action research plan focuses on increasing staff collegiality through peer walkthroughs and feedback. I am interested in what PowerWalks entails.   Thank you!   SC Response PowerWalks is a formative classroom observation system that uses an objective observation protocol…

You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See – PowerWalks

Get a jump on the 2019 / 2020 school year and start using PowerWalks now! ($1.00 Spring Semester, 2019, for new campuses only.) Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Upcoming Conference Presentations: TASSP Summer Conference;  NAESP Summer Conference; NASSP Summer Conference; Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) Follow @LYSNation on Twitter and Lead Your School on Facebook.

PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge (March 2019)

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…

PowerWalks Hero Schools (March 2019)

In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  Below…

The Results!!! 4th Annual March For A Cure PowerWalks Challenge

The news you have been waiting for! LYS Nation, due to your hard work and dedication, this was the most successful March for a Cure Challenge to date.  Last year’s the donation total was $1,800.00. Let’s add up the donation for this year.   The first donation category is actual PowerWalks Observations, with 5¢ donated…

March For A Cure Update – March 22, 2019

Here at Lead Your School, we love great instruction and #@%&* HATE cancer! And in month of March, these two things collide and become the March For A Cure PowerWalks Challenge!    For every PowerWalks classroom visit conducted during the month, LYS will donate 5¢ to the American Cancer Society to further the fight against…

March For A Cure Update – March 15, 2019

Here at Lead Your School, we love great instruction and #@%&* HATE cancer! And in month of March, these two things collide and become the March For A Cure PowerWalks Challenge!    For every PowerWalks classroom visit conducted during the month, LYS will donate 5¢ to the American Cancer Society to further the fight against…

PowerWalks – The School Improvement / Cancer Fighting Power Tool

Here at Lead Your School, as much as we love instruction, we hate cancer. This love/hate dynamic manifests itself with our annual March For A Cure Challenge. During March, for every completed PowerWalks Classroom Observation, we donate 5¢. It may not sound like much, but thanks to all the PowerWalk campuses across the nation, the…

March For A Cure Update – March 8, 2019

Here at Lead Your School, we love great instruction and #@%&* HATE cancer! And in month of March, these two things collide and become the March For A Cure PowerWalks Challenge!    For every PowerWalks classroom visit conducted during the month, LYS will donate 5¢ to the American Cancer Society to further the fight against…

Join The March For A Cure

Here at Lead Your School, as much as we love instruction, we hate cancer. This love/hate dynamic manifests itself with our annual March For A Cure Challenge. During March, for every completed PowerWalks Classroom Observation, we donate 5¢. It may not sound like much, but thanks to all the PowerWalk campuses across the nation, the…

PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge (February 2019)

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…

PowerWalks Hero Schools (February 2019)

In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  The…

The 4th Annual March For A Cure PowerWalks Challenge

Here at LYS, we love great instruction and @$#&* HATE cancer!   Which is why for the fourth year in a row we are sponsoring theMarch for a Cure PowerWalks Challenge!   LYS Nation, join us in some cancer ass kicking.   Starting today, for every PowerWalks classroom observation conducted during the month of March, LYS…

You Can’t March Without The Right Equipment

Here at Lead Your School, as much as we love instruction, we hate cancer. This love/hate dynamic manifests itself with our annual March For A Cure Challenge. During March, for every completed PowerWalks Classroom Observation, we donate 5¢. It may not sound like much, but thanks to all the PowerWalk campuses across the nation, the…

Get Ready For The March For A Cure!

The 4thAnnual March For A Cure PowerWalks Challenge begins this Friday, March 1, 2019.   For those of you to the LYS Nation, for every PowerWalks conducted during the month of March, Lead Your School donates 5¢ to the American Cancer Society. For us, the March For A Cure is a really big deal.  …

PowerWalks: Visit Classrooms… Beat Cancer

Here at Lead Your School, as much as we love instruction, we hate cancer. This love/hate dynamic manifests itself with our annual March For A Cure Challenge. During March, for every completed PowerWalks Classroom Observation, we donate 5¢. It may not sound like much, but thanks to all the PowerWalk campuses across the nation, the…

PowerWalk All Over Cancer

Here at Lead Your School, we love instruction and we #@$%*&! hate cancer. This love/hate dynamic manifests itself with our annual March For A Cure Challenge. During March, for every completed PowerWalks Classroom Observation, we donate 5¢. It may not sound like much, but thanks to all the PowerWalk campuses across the nation, the donation…

March For A Cure – PowerWalks Special

Here at Lead Your School, we love instruction and we [email protected]#%&*! hate cancer. This love/hate dynamic manifests itself with our annual March For A Cure Challenge. During March, for every completed PowerWalks Classroom Observation, we donate 5¢ to cancer research. It may not sound like much, but thanks to all the PowerWalk campuses across the…

The Legendary Leadership Badge (January 2019)

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…

PowerWalks Hero Schools (January 2019)

In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  The…

What Can I Learn In A Single, 5-Minute Classroom Observation

The answer is… SURPRISINGLY LITTLE.This, from the guy who has literally conducted tens of thousands of classroom observations. The reason for this is that classroom instruction is a complex, dynamic operation with a million moving parts.  Which means in a 5-minute observation, I can collect some objective data. But, and this is a BIG but, I don’t…

PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge (December 2018)

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…

PowerWalks Hero Schools (December 2018)

In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  The…

PowerWalks Legendary Leadership Badge (November 2018)

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…

PowerWalks Hero Schools (November 2018)

In furtherance of a LYS Nation tradition, we will take this time to tip our caps to the campuses that have embraced the most important step in creating and maintaining an action oriented professional learning community.  These are the campuses that have conducted an extraordinary number of formative classroom observations in a given month.  The…

Some Problems With Your Homemade Classroom Observation Protocol

Recently, I was in a district that asked me to evaluate their locally developed classroom observation protocol. This is never a good idea.   But they were earnest and insistent, so we sat down and had a real discussion about the tool that they built and were using.   The biggest (and all too common)…
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