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I would like your opinion on the best practice for video taping teachers to improve instruction. Should I let the teachers tape their lesson or should I tape their lesson. Maybe I should do both what do you think?

Nov 13, 2014 12:34pm

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  • English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies / Technology
  • 9-12

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    • Nov 13, 2014 3:26pm

      I think both would be very interesting and helpful to watch. Taping themselves, teachers may be more relaxed and themselves. But having you do it might give a different perspective. Either way, videotaping a lesson is a such a great tool for growth as a teacher!

      • Dec 19, 2014 8:26pm

        If you can come in and do the set-up (a tripod?) and begin the taping before leaving, the teacher might feel more comfortable. Conversely, I have really found it helpful to watch students at work during independent work time/conversations with peers as valuable insight into their learning. This can be accomplished when another adult is walking around and capturing those moments.