Book Study

Wednesday, October 26

2-3pm CDT

Wednesday, November 2

2-3pm CDT

Wednesday, November 9

2-3pm CST (DST ends 11/6)

Wednesday, November 16

2-3pm CST

Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership


Daily observation of classroom teaching can significantly impact the quality of teaching and learning. Organized into 21 chapters designed to be read over a period of 21 school days, Now We're Talking! presents a results-driven approach that far surpasses traditional walkthrough models of feedback for teachers. School leaders will complete two cycles of teacher evaluations while reading the book and establish the necessary foundation for subsequent visits.

This plan will help you incorporate daily classroom walkthroughs to improve teaching and learning:

  • Identifying the most promising areas of focus
  • Drafting and piloting an initial framework
  • Getting input and feedback from teachers
  • Articulating a vision for exemplary practice
  • Building momentum and overcoming resistance to change

ABOUT The Author

Justin Baeder, PhD

Justin Baeder, PhD. is author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree), co-author of Mapping Professional Practice (Solution Tree), and creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, which has helped more than 10,000 leaders in 50 countries make a daily habit of classroom visits. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Washington, and helps senior leaders in K-12 organizations build capacity for instructional leadership