What's the most important habit for instructional leaders?
To go where the work is being done. To get into classrooms.
In fact, let's make it a hashtag:
Take action. Get out of the office and get into classrooms.
And don't stop till you've visited #EveryClassroom.
If you don't make it on Day 1, keep at it, but within 5 days, you can visit every classroom in your school.
When you do, claim your #EveryClassroom sticker.
Tips for Visiting #EveryClassroom
- Visit systematically—a department or grade level at a time
- Keep track—print a staff roster, or have your secretary help, so you don't skip anyone
- Don't give yourself any homework yet—just show up
- Don't evaluate teachers or provide feedback—that can come later
For now, focus on getting around to every teacher in your school. Just make an appearance, so no one is surprised to see you next time.
Be friendly, say hi, pay attention, and build relationships.
As a bonus, you'll have a great deal of information and context you wouldn't have without these visits. So make it happen!
If you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #EveryClassroom and mention me (@eduleadership) to let me know you're in.
This is the year to make it happen!
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