Monthly Archives: December 2015

Scene 5: “The Glimpse”

In Scene 5, from the Animated Learning Walks Series, the observers in the hallway decide to step into the classroom a second time to briefly view the teaming exchange.  If they look closely enough, they will begin to see possibilities for learning alongside other educators even when learning walks are not scheduled. For more information with 4 challenges and practical tips on how to make this realistically happen, see the recent… Read Article →

Scene 4: “The Teaming Exchange”

In Scene 4, from the Animated Learning Walks Series, the classroom teacher has arranged for a teaming exchange, an opportunity to briefly teach together as part of the exchange. For more information with 4 challenges and practical tips on how to make this realistically happen, see the recent blog post entitled, “Stepping Into Each Other’s Classrooms.” The Animated Learning Walks Series Scene 1:  The First Step  (1:50) Scene 2:  The Exchange  (2:34)… Read Article →

Scene 3: “The Return”

In Scene 3, from the Animated Learning Walks Series, the classroom teacher detects two rare and powerful opportunities.  Instead of exchanging places, the teacher returns in a different way to take advantage of those two opportunities. For more information with 4 challenges and practical tips on how to make this realistically happen, see the recent blog post entitled, “Stepping Into Each Other’s Classrooms.”   The Animated Learning Walks Series Scene 1:  The… Read Article →

Scene 2: “The Exchange”

In Scene 2, from the Animated Learning Walks Series, the observers return to the classroom, but they are now ready to try something new in order to make the experience even more powerful for everyone.  So they try out “The Exchange.” For more information with 4 challenges and practical tips on how to make this realistically happen, see the recent blog post entitled, “Stepping Into Each Other’s Classrooms.”   The Animated… Read Article →

Scene 1 – Animated Learning Walks Model: “The First Step”

In less than 2 minutes, I would like to paint a picture of a peer learning walk.  My hope is that you will begin to consider this practice and that you will soon find yourself seeing instructional practices in another classroom, and then trying those practices in your own room where they will be valuable to both you and your students. For more information with practical tips on how to make… Read Article →

Stepping Into Each Other’s Classrooms

Powerful instructional practices are occurring all around us.  Sometimes those practices are in classrooms only a few feet away from us.  So very close.  There may be teachers just a few moments down the hallway who are using highly effective strategies that could quickly empower our own instruction and positively impact our students.  We know that stepping into those classrooms, even for a short time, could significantly contribute to our… Read Article →