Instructional Rounds in Action is an invaluable guide for those involved in implementing instructional rounds as the foundation and framework for systemic improvement in schools.
Over the past few years, districts across the United States, Canada, and Australia have begun implementing “instructional rounds,” a set of ideas and practices for advancing systemic, district-wide improvement. But as they do so, practical and theoretical questions arise.
Roberts offers a powerful analysis of how instructional rounds can work “on the ground.” His book weaves together the voices of stakeholders at all levels—teachers, principals, and district personnel—and presents a number of protocols to support instructional rounds.
John E. Roberts is a 2012 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has served as a middle school teacher in Michigan and was assistant director of the Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School, in Lowell, Massachusetts, from 2003 to 2006. More recently, John has taught and facilitated for professional education programs, including the Instructional Rounds Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was a contributing author to Katherine Merseth’s Inside Urban Charter Schools (Harvard Education Press) in 2009. He currently lives in Washington, DC.