Teacher Toolkit

Instructional Rounds

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Classroom observation makes teaching and learning more visible. It encourages colleagues to collaborate and improve teacher practice and student learning. But which classroom observation strategy should you choose?


These resources provide and introduction to some common observation strategies. Combining instructional guides and accompanying videos, the resources explain all you need to know to choose and implement an appropriate classroom observation strategy for your school.


What is Instructional Rounds? A group of leaders and/or teachers visiting multiple classrooms at their own or another school with the aim to spread practice and support scaling systemic improvements of teaching and learning.

Evidence Base

Making the Most of Instructional Rounds, Marzano, RJ (2007)


Instructional rounds in education: A network approach to improving teaching and learning, City, EA, Elmore, RF, Fiarman, SE & Teitel, L (2009)