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ERIC Number: EJ837929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Using Classroom Walkthroughs to Improve Instruction
Protheroe, Nancy
Principal, v88 n4 p30-34 Mar-Apr 2009
Frequent five-minute visits focused on specific "look-fors" can give principals valuable information about what's working--or not working--in their schools. A program of brief but frequent classroom walkthroughs has become an increasingly popular strategy in recent years for informally supervising teachers and observing classroom activities. But what is it about walkthroughs that can help improve instruction? Are there elements of the process that should receive special attention in order to maximize their effectiveness? This article discusses several elements that are critical to the success of a walkthrough and lists some positive outcomes affecting instruction. It ends with some recommended steps for principals planning for classroom walkthroughs. (Contains 3 online resources.)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-386-2377; Tel: 703-684-3345; Fax: 800-396-2377; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A