Instructional Talk Throughs: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice
Authors: Linda Inglis, Maria Michailides, and Dean Michailides
Foreword by Anne Davies, Ph.D. and Sandra Herbst
Length: 74 pages
Reference: Inglis, L., Michailides, M., and Michailides, D. 2021. Instructional Talk Throughs - Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice. Courtenay, BC: Connections Publishing.
Instructional Talk Throughs: Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice describes the approach to instructional leadership and professional learning developed by three school principals. These authors and the professional staff they worked alongside set a course that used assessment for learning as both the content and process to create a model focused on learning for all.
Through the structure of instructional talk throughs, learn how these educators:
- took specific actions to ensure a safe and productive professional learning environment embedded within the classroom.
- set the stage for all learners to reflect and identify ways to feed the learning forward into their own practice.
- adopted a co-learner stance of leadership that empowered teachers to own and monitor their professional learning.
If you are interested in supporting professional learning and systemic change as a teacher leader, a professional development leader, a school-based leader, or a system leader, the authors invite you to read their account and consider the ways in which you might adapt it to work in your context.
Instructional Talk Throughs is the third book in the series, Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice, written for teachers and leaders, that highlights the connection between assessment for learning principles and professional development structures.
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