School-Based Instructional Rounds

School-Based Instructional Rounds Improving Teaching and Learning Across Classrooms

Lee Teitel
paper, 248 Pages
Pub. Date: October 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-589-3
Price: $33.00

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Pub. Date: October 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-591-6

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In School-Based Instructional Rounds, Teitel offers detailed case studies of five different models of school-based rounds and investigates critical learning from each.


This book is a valuable resource for anyone engaged in the practice of instructional rounds. Lee Teitel has artfully woven case studies together with the principles of instructional improvement to illustrate the power and perils of school-based rounds. It will help us reflect and improve on the rounds practice in our district. — David Title, superintendent, Fairfield, CT Public Schools

School-Based Instructional Rounds is a must-read for any educator who aspires to professionalize educator practice, create a culture of collaborative adult learning, connect strategic choices made at the district level to teaching and learning in classrooms, and improve learning at scale. Lee Teitel will stretch your thinking about rounds improvement, guide you to new insights, and help you see possibilities you had not envisioned. — Bonnie Boothroy, director, Iowa Superintendents Instructional Rounds Networks, School Administrators of Iowa

With this groundbreaking book, Lee Teitel takes the exploration of instructional rounds to the next level. Using specific examples, he shows how to bring this approach to improvement into the hearts of schools and classrooms, advancing educators’ efforts to create a precise focus on the quality of instruction. School-Based Instructional Rounds provides powerful improvement strategies, and at the same time raises key reflective questions for getting better at the rounds process. This insightful volume makes a huge contribution to advancing the stature and collective efficacy of the teaching profession. — Michael Fullan, OC, OISE/University of Toronto

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About the Author

Lee Teitel teaches courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on leadership development; partnership and networking; and understanding organizations and how to improve them. He directs the master’s-level School Leadership Program. He was the founding director and then faculty senior associate of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators, a five-year collaboration of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government that focused on bringing high-quality teaching and learning to scale in urban and high-need districts.

Teitel is coauthor (with Elizabeth City, Richard Elmore, and Sarah Fiarman) of Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning (Harvard Education Press, 2009). He has facilitated or helped launch instructional rounds networks in ten states in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Sweden.

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