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Classroom Observation and Teacher Reflection

Effective school leaders offer and implement observation tools for principals and peers that offer teachers collaborative reflection opportunities for continuous improvement. School leaders leverage observation tools and collaborative reflection to achieve learning goals, clarify expectations, provide targeted feedback, and gather data to drive professional development. By incorporating observation tools and collaborative reflection into the continuous improvement process, school leaders increase opportunities for reflective conversations with teachers to promote a sense of shared responsibility, trust, and collegiality. Through the process, teachers emerge as reflective, evidenced-based practitioners better prepared to implement and share best practices to positively impact student outcomes.