MVP: Visiting someone does not need to have an explicit purpose to still be valuable.
"Whether it’s an informal visit, quick walkthrough, or formalized evaluation, it seems the scripting, logging and scribing with tablet or clipboard in hand is more the rule than the exception. I suggest something completely different that may be even more important—a visit just because."
-Dr. Ryan Donlan, author of All Other Duties as Assigned
Ryan is today’s guest on The Assistant Principal Podcast . We talk a lot about how to develop and grow the people around you. I loved this suggestion by Ryan to leave the tablet in the office and visit a teacher just because. This is an example of performative observation in which the leader is like a theater patron observing a performance for their own enjoyment and benefit. It also shows the visited person that you care.