While I can see benefits to using video for professional learning, my own experiences with using video are limited in this area. I used video as part of my National Board re-certification portfolio -- recording a discussion with teachers at my school as we discussed the implementation of Common Core Standards in our social studies classes. I noticed that our video-recorded discussion progressed at a much higher level than our usual department meetings. While it could have been that my colleagues were focused on helping me complete my re-certification, I believe that when I hit the "record" button, it was much like when a guest enters my classroom -- I perk up a bit and try to do my very best. I wonder if occasionally using video to record discussions about recently implemented strategies might encourage deeper discussions among colleagues.