Encouraging and Implementing Classroom Observation Protocols: How Effective School Leadership Collaborative with Teachers to Support Exemplary Teaching and Learning

Savilla I. Banister and John M. Fischer, Bowling Green State University, USA

Effective school leadership focuses on supporting teachers and students in the classroom. Educational leaders are instructional leaders. In order to nur- ture meaningful strategies that support student learning, school administrators must spend time in classrooms: observ- ing, interacting and collecting data. Gaining familiarity with various obser- vation protocols and employing options that best align with the school’s vision, can provide leaders with useful tools to assist in establishing a collegial cli- mate for powerful educational reform.


Keywords: classroom observation, observation protocols, collegial climate,


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