Speaking Out: Mistaking Change for Progress

By Wendy Crawford Principal, January/February 2016 When I first became a principal 21 years ago, one of the first trainings I attended was on observation. It involved scripting a lesson. We were taught that you could only comment on what you actually saw during the observation and that any commendations or recommendations at the bottom of the form had to relate directly to the script portion at the top of the document.