In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.
I work primarily with language learners, but I also work with quite a few struggling learners. My idea is that we get the kids talking on video. Ask them what helps them learn, what teachers can do to make their instruction more helpful and effective. Too often we forget to rely on, or even to simply ask, our biggest resource. Kids know a lot more about their own learning than they realize.
I often provide surveys to my students, and know that my own teaching has improved exponentially from putting myself out there. Students are also empowered because they see me making changes according to their suggestions--and I explicitly tell them when I'm doing so. My suggestion is to scale this up by creating video surveys so that students can answer individually OR as a panel of sorts to talk about what helps them learn. (Ideally, we could get to the point where students SHOW teachers what they think is effective--but that will come with time. ) Once students understand that constructive comments can help teachers as well as themselves, I think they would own their learning in many more ways--but it would also get teachers thinking about student learning vs their own content. A BIG impact. Metacognition, school dialogue--among teachers and between students and teachers, buy-in, empowerment, and more thoughtful lesson planning/ implementation would result.
Questions to ask would run the gamut from content-specific to general, from activities they liked to ones that they learned the most from (whether they liked them or not), topics, teaching styles, strategies, learning tools, pacing, homework, their questions, classroom mgmt ideas, etc. Then use the students' video footage responses with PLCs or with larger groups of colleagues. Take the key ideas and work on them one at a time, say one per month. As we narrow the focus for teachers, for example, if the students ask for more help with vocabulary, we can look at various vocab teaching strategies. Then dig deeper and ask students for their feedback--simultaneously delightful and nerve-racking simply because they tell it like it is. Ask THEM how WE are doing. We can learn A LOT from them, but it's not always easy to absorb their candid responses! Let's use video with student suggestions as a back-and-forth dialogue, to spur thinking about learning, fueled by our students' input, feedback, and ideas!