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Kristin M

Northwestern High School

I was last videoed in my practicum experience. I remember how challenging it was to watch the video. Watching the video showed me how much I talked, controlled the class, and stayed in one part of the room. It is for teachers to have a false impression of our teaching and classroom. Video evidence holds the greatest conviction for teachers about their teaching. I know I have forgotten this practice, but plan to implement video and reflection of my teaching next year. As educators we can not stay comfortable where we are, but always strive to grow.


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Over 3 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Welcome to the RDC, Kristin. Thank you for sharing. It is tough for teachers - especially new teachers- to be this vulnerable. I completely agree - video evidence is powerful! How long has it been since your practicum ?

Over 3 Years Ago

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Kristin M

Northwestern High School

This is my first year teaching so my practicum was just last year. I think one of the most beneficial ways we can use video in our schools is to create a catalog of videos of teachers in the school so that we can learn from one another. It is one thing to get a better shot of what our teaching looks like, but then we need ways that we can improve. The best way to improve is through watch examples of ways that we teach well and ways that other teachers (in the school) teach well. I do think we should have access to teachers from all over the country and world, but having access to teachers in our buildings will help to build a stronger community of teachers that help and learn from one another.

Over 3 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Great idea! Sounds like an idea that we should be exploring in Stage 2! I am so impressed that you are such an innovator in your first year of teaching - Bravo!

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