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Classroom Walkthroughs: Where Data-Gathering and Relationship-Building Meet for School Improvement

Many principals and instructional coaches, and some teachers themselves, conduct classroom walkthroughs to gain insights on teaching, learning, and school improvement initiatives. There are different types of walkthroughs for different purposes, however. In this paper we describe the research on effective walkthroughs and how to match the right type of walkthrough to your school and classroom goals.