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Volume 14, Number 4
July/August 1998

Discussing Student Work Gives Teachers New Perspective

Project Zero's "Rounds" adapts a medical tradition for teachers


Once a month from October through May, some 35 teachers, principals, students, and other visitors from around the U.S. gather in a conference room at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to discuss a piece of student work in a process called "Rounds." Named after the medical tradition of "Grand Rounds" in which doctors come together to consider challenging cases, these sessions are sponsored by Project Zero, a 30-year-old research group at HGSE.

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For Further Information

For Further Information

Harvard Project Zero, 323 Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138.

D. Allen, ed. Assessing Student Learning: From Grading to Understanding. New York: Teachers College Press, in press.

N. Lyons, ed. With Portfolio in Hand: Validating the New Teacher Professionalism. New York: Teachers College Press, 1998.