Harness the power of video to promote reflective practice and teacher growth Video is the only feedback method that allows educators to view their teaching through their own eyes, yet many K-12 professionals have yet to reap the benefits of this powerful technology. This practical and comprehensive guide takes advantage of new methods and tools to capture teaching and learning and a broad base of current research to impact teacher thinking and actions. Written for instructional coaches, administrators, supervisors, and individual teachers, it includes  • guidance on how to get started and how to engage in nonjudgmental and descriptive analysis  • scaffolding to counter anxiety and resistance, and to cultivate a growth mindset.  • chapters on specific contexts including developmental, evaluative, and problems of practice.  • guidance for observation in specific grade bands and for specific student populations.  • templates and links to videos for video analysis tasks, step-by-step process outlines, real-world vignettes and application questions. Drawing on broad evidence of the impact of video on teaching, this is the guide for maximizing this powerful form of professional learning.

Video Used to Introduce Classroom Observation

Video Used to Introduce Classroom Observation

To see a world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour

—William Blake

Chapter Objectives

  • To provide a perspective for looking at classroom interaction drawn from microethnography
  • To underscore the need for introductory video analysis tasks that support teacher noticing
  • To suggest techniques that can be varied for use in introducing teachers to video analysis of classroom practice

As seen in Part 1, there are a number of important steps to take before introducing teachers to video analysis activities. When these are skipped over, the benefits not only decrease for teacher learning, but teachers can actively refuse to participate and perceive the process ...

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