Instructional Rounds Plus
Thomas Fowler-Finn, Ed.D.
112 Grover Road Extension Medford, MA 02155
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Instructional rounds offers a powerful approach to improving instruction and learning. Instructional rounds is quite different than walkthroughs and is not about teacher evaluation. Instructional rounds consultation is premised upon the proposition that improving instruction and learning at scale requires a network of colleagues engaged in shared practice. Nothing can match the gains in student performance yielded from authentic job-embedded instructional rounds conducted on school sites. Tom offers the most expert and experienced consultation in the country today.
As facilitator, mentor, author, and award-winning teacher/district leader, Tom's consultation includes facilitation of instructional rounds in schools or school districts, working with the leadership of multiple school systems, training and mentoring in-house facilitators, and negotiated inservice consultation. He has conducted instructional rounds and supported independent use of the process in multiple countries and continents.
Tom's book, Leading Instructional Rounds in Education, is a facilitator's guide to implementing IR. Throughout this explanation of leading the IR process, Tom introduces a host of rounds protocols, facilitator techniques and strategies, do's and don'ts, and suggestions on how to get results from your efforts on improving instruction and student performance.
Available from Harvard Education Press
Instructional Rounds: Improving Instruction and Learning