Too many observations result in passive conversations and very little learning. Principals need to approach observations like an instructional coach, but are they prepared to do so?
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March 05, 2015
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March 03, 2015
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March 01, 2015
Teacher observations are incredibly important but are usually filled with pomp and circumstance and are more concerned about getting it done instead of getting it done right. Why not use SOLO Taxonomy?