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Kate F

Michigan's Integrated Mathematics Initiative

I have used various videos like TED, Teaching Channel, or youtube for what I'll call "examples" of teaching, but the most illuminating use of video was when it was required in my undergrad student teaching, and in my grad TESOL class. Both times I had to video tape myself for later observation. The experience I had in real time was totally different than what I saw on video, including weird mannerisms, confusing explanations, and children crawling around on the floor under their desks (how did I not see that in real life???). Video taping for self-critiques and reflection was very illuminating, entertaining, and humbling.


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3 Years Ago

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Kip H Community Guide

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

HI Kate, welcome to the RDC! What an eye-opening experience! I am curious what you did with the video after watching. Did you reflect on the video by yourself or with a group of colleagues? Did you submit your video to your school to be used as an observation for future classes? Thank you for sharing!

3 Years Ago

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Kate F

Michigan's Integrated Mathematics Initiative

In both cases I most definitely reflected on the video, but mostly by myself. I showed one of them to my family for entertainment purposes :). Neither was submitted. For student teaching, we had to do it for self-observation purposes, and write a reflection. For the other class, we were teaching our classmates a lesson while being videotaped. Our classmates critiqued the live lesson, and we were invited to look at the video to critique ourselves.

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