Field Trip: Principals & Fishbowls

At Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin, building the capacity of teachers means developing principals.

In this interview, Director of Teaching and Learning Christopher Reuter and principal Erin King share what they’ve learned over the past few years as FPS has worked to grow building leaders as well as teachers.

  • Near-immediate post-observation conversations with teachers
  • Modeling conversations about practice in a fishbowl setting for other administrators to observe
  • Getting teacher buy-in to the evaluation process
  • Setting the tone for productive conversations
  • The vital foundation of relationships and trust in the observation process