In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.
Video tape you or your colleagues teaching an entire lesson. Include not only teacher dialogue but zoom in on student dialogue. Reflect on just a small part that you want to improve...it could be the opening question, the way you facilitate discussion, or maybe your reflection at the end of the lesson. Pick one area and generate ideas to improve just that one small part. Then in a few weeks, video the same class again, look for the changes you have implemented, and then see the impact on student learning. This is a cycle and it could continue all year.
The impact for professional, personal video is limitless. The limit is my imagination, or my professional learning community's imagination. We could help each other by providing reflective feedback on small parts.
A possible implementation would be through a coaching cycle or personal growth goal. The best implementation for myself would be for me to reflect, chose the part I want to work on, present it to my colleagues, get feedback and then work to improve my craft. This could become a crucial reflection piece for improving my teaching practices. In addition, my colleagues would do the same. I would get to see others without having to leave my class for the period/day.