A reflection upon (Instructional) Rounds

β€œIs it possible for one of our students to come to school on Monday morning and not speak for the entire week? Could they actually travel through all their classes and never speak?” [1]

This powerful and thought provoking statement emerged during an Instructional Rounds session and it is a great example of the types of thinking and analysis of teaching and learning that is achieved through the Instructional Rounds process. Instructional Rounds (or Rounds) is a system of lesson observations and analysis aimed at developing resolutions to problems of practice. Similar to the Japanese system of Lesson Study, Rounds are a disciplined way for educators to work together to improve instruction.[2]

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