Learning Leadership: Kernel Routines for Instructional Improvement

The Learning Walk routine, developed by the Institute for Learning (IFL) at the University of Pittsburgh, is a form of “walkthrough” or “learning walk” practice in which school leaders conduct brief classroom visits on a regular basis for the purpose of observing classroom instruction.  The purpose of this research is to assess the efficacy of The Learning Walk routine, structured by IFL as a strategy for developing school leaders that centers on developing leadership practice through the structured and scaffolded implementation of a kernel organizational routine.