Experience

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

My coach and I used a video of a lesson to help my professional learning in two ways. First, was for my own professional growth. I wanted to see how much "talking" I was doing. My coach scripted my lesson and I used my script and the video to work on getting better at the workshop model. Second, was to help me with my students and to help my students with their speaking and listening growth goals. After the lesson, I watched the video not only to see myself but also to see how my students were answering the questions. I think that this kind of professional learning would be invaluable. If I had clips of "real footage" - teachers teaching, students learning, etc., how powerful that tool would be. I could see us doing this and then analyzing just a small clip during data team or our professional learning communities. I know that just from analyzing that one video, I learned so much about myself and my students, way more than sitting and listening to someone speak about the workshop model.


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3 Years Ago

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Val B Community Guide

Seminole County

Thank you Mindi, and welcome to the Redesign Challenge. I have to agree that videotaping your practice is something that all teachers should incorporate into their practice. Did you end up sharing this video with your coach? Did you end of recording other videos?

3 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

I did share this video with my coach. She helped me to design the lesson to help teach my students what proficient speaking and listening looks like. We used clips of their discussion as a guide. It was powerful. I did not video other lessons becuase I just hated the idea but now reflecting, I want to push myself and my colleagues to video at least once every month or if that's too much, once every other month. Documentation of growth is quite an i powering tool.

3 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

I'm curious . . . can you tell us a little more about your initial experiences? Why did you hate the idea? What happened to change your mindset?

3 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

I don't know of too many people that rush to video themselves. It really leaves you exposed in a lot of ways. That would be one reason I don't like to be videoed. However, once we videoed it and the way I used it, helped me to see that I did have some good things and there were things that I need to improve. The most valuable part was using it with the students to show conversations that the students had and then discussing how the kids could improve their conversations.

3 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Isn't it wonderful how these experiences demonstrate how we are all learners - always !

3 Years Ago

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Kip H Community Guide

Oldham County High School, ECET2; ECET2KY; Hope Street Group

Hi Mindi, welcome to the RDC! The idea of capturing student discourse in a video is so important. Many times we focus on the teacher/student interaction and not student to student. How did you capture the student discourse? Did someone film for you?

3 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

I had my coach run the video camera on my student groups. She captured some from each group. Having a second person in the classroom to help with that is awesome. I am wondering how we could make that happen for more teachers.

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