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How might we use video to create professional learning experiences that inspire?

In Stage 1, you shared teaching isn’t just about skills and content knowledge. Professional learning experiences should also kindle our passion for this work.

Idea

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

Student Learning Communities

What if we flipped the community of professional learners to student learners? I would envision small groups of students reflecting on the lesson that was just taught as well as their learning. If we could video that, the feedback we could glean could help change our teaching to better meet our students' needs.

Potential Impact

The impact would be as far reaching as the questions that we pose for reflection.. The feedback we could get would be as good as the questions that we ask.

Possible Implementation

Videos during small group discussion would allow us to be able to see multiple groups of students reflecting on the lesson. Maybe we could gain some insight as to how students learn best or maybe even if the students took their reflection to improve their learning? Students would get a chance to have a say in the improvement of their own learning.


Discussion (7)

Over 5 Years Ago

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Brandy P Community Guide

LA Urban Teacher Residency

Hi Mindi--One of my most illuminating and inspiring moments as a principal occurred when I sat with a student at the back of the room and asked him questions about a teacher candidate's demo lesson. This student was amazingly spot on with his feedback. What would the reflective process look like for students? Do you have certain questions in mind?

Over 5 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

I would think that the questions could be both broad and specific...by that I mean you could ask the kids broad questions like how they felt the lesson went, what they "took away", and the pacing of the lesson to name a few. More specific questions could be what did the teacher "do" that helped you the most, when the teacher (if the teacher) provided feedback, what enabled you to move forward in your thinking, what could the teacher have done during the bell ringer to make the lesson more meaningful for you. You could go so far as to have the teacher write specific questions that he/she is looking for feedback on.in that lesson.

Over 5 Years Ago

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LA Urban Teacher Residency

Mindi--I really like the idea of teachers writing questions, but I also like that there are general questions (sometimes I have no idea what I don't know so this would be helpful for me as a teacher).

Over 5 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

I know exactly what you mean....there are times when I just want to know how I can improve. Then, other times, I am looking for something more specific. The fact that I could set that tone, along with my coach or principal or even fellow teacher...gives me that freedom that is so beneficial! Thanks!

Over 5 Years Ago

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LA Urban Teacher Residency

Mindi--If you have a moment, check out Rebecca's idea "Capturing Student Voices via Video." I think there is a wonderful opportunity for collaboration!

Over 5 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

I love the idea of personalized instruction with the IPads. Our district is moving in that direction and her site is invaluable. I will have to bookmark it and continue to visit.

Over 5 Years Ago

Mindi K-R

Shelby County East Middle School

While poking around, now that there's quite a bit on here....I see that several of us have the ideas to include student views. Wouldn't it be great if we could take just a small piece of what we have taught, get the student interaction from that piece, and then have both the teacher/student reflect on that piece - I believe that this was mentioned in more than one way and maybe in a bit here or there. That would be a whole "package" on one part of a lesson. Then I like several people's ideas of getting feedback from colleagues or a professional learning community. I don't know if that would help anyone else but it sure would be helpful to me. I could see this helping me to move my teaching forward to help me plan, implement, and reflect better on specific parts of lessons.

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