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Robert W

Idea

Facilitating Peer Observation with Video

One of the biggest challenges in professionally developing teachers is the high amount of time teachers spend teaching in isolation in their classrooms. Peer observation is a potentially powerful lever in facilitating greater collegial and collaborative learning, but is difficult to implement logistically. If teachers were to take video of their practice, and upload and share these videos with colleagues for feedback, the logistical hurdle of peer observation could be overcome.

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Experience

I'm an instructional coach and have found it ve...

I'm an instructional coach and have found it very valuable to take short videos of my teachers' practice as they relate to their coaching foci. Sharing these videos with teachers, and then analyzing the strengths, challenges, and next steps together has been enormously helpful in generating teacher ownership over the improvement in their practice, as well our capacity to accurately monitor progress and set logical next steps in order to accomplish our coaching foci.

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I'm an instructional coach and have found it ve...

I'm an instructional coach and have found it very valuable to take short videos of my teachers' practice as they relate to their coaching foci. Sharing these videos with teachers, and then analyzing the strengths, challenges, and next steps together has been enormously helpful in generating teacher ownership over the improvement in their practice, as well our capacity to accurately monitor progress and set logical next steps in order to accomplish our coaching foci.

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