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    By cvt

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    We have had walk-throughs for the last 4 years. It's part of "Best Practices." Sometimes it is just the principal, other times there are two or more people. We were informed of the WTs when they first started, and we also had the opportunity to do some ourselves. The principal makes at least one WT per week. Sometimes it is a two minute WT, sometimes 5 minutes, and last week he was in my classroom with the assistant superintendent for 10 minutes. My students are so used to it that they continue with their work as if there is no one there.

    There is often a focus to the WT, for example, writing. The idea is to see how writing is done at the different grade levels, and whether it is consistent all across. During our weekly staff development the WTs are often discussed with a general list of good practices that were observed.

    I find it odd, though, that your principal has not explained what she is doing. I would straight-out ask her what the purpose is, and whether she feels there is something you need to improve on.

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