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Additional Resources
Peter Dallas Finch suggests these works relating to the practice of learning walks to improve instruction in the classroom:

•  Creating Professional Learning Communities: A Step-by-Step Guide to Improving Student Achievement through Teacher Collaboration by Anne Marie Brochu, Holly Concannon, Lauren Grace, and Edna Keefe, Project for School Innovation, Dorchester, Mass.

•  Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning by Elizabeth City, Richard Elmore, Sarah Fiarman and Lee Teitel, Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, Mass.

•  School Leadership that Works: From Research to Results by Robert Marzano, Timothy Waters and Brian McNulty, ASCD, Alexandria, Va.

He suggests these works for consideration as instructional models:

•  The Art and Science of Professional Teaching: A Developmental Model for Demonstrating Positive Impact on Student Learning by Marilyn L. Simpson, Education Resource Network, Kenmore, Wash.

•  The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction by Robert Marzano, ASCD, Alexandria, Va.

•  Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson, ASCD, Alexandria, Va.

•  Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning by the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

•  Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model by Jana Echevarría, MaryEllen Vogt, and Deborah Short, Pearson, Boston, Mass. 

•  Mastery Teaching: Increasing Instructional Effectiveness in Elementary, Secondary Schools, Colleges, and Universities by Madeline Hunter, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 

•  The Principles of Learning: Study Tools for Educators. (CD-ROM) by Lauren Resnick and Megan Williams Hall. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.

•  STAR Protocol: Phase One -- Personal Reflection by Duane Baker, Baker Evaluation Research Consulting, Mill Creek, Wash.

•  Teaching as Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher’s Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap by Steven Farr, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, Calif.