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ERIC Number: EJ1043761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
What You Learn When You See Yourself Teach
Knight, Jim
Educational Leadership, v71 n8 p18-23 May 2014
When it comes to professional practice, getting a clear picture of how you're teaching in the classroom is easier said than done. The instructional coaches and teachers whom the author interviewed as part of a study on using video in professional development were, in almost all cases, surprised by what they saw in a video of them teaching. In many cases, they were shocked. Drawing on his research, the author suggests that when video is used in a manner that respects the professionalism of teachers, it can have a positive effect on teaching and learning because it provides a clear picture of reality and a way for measuring progress toward a goal. The author presents four ways that schools can use video: 1) in instructional coaching, 2) in teacher evaluation, 3) with teams, and 4) individually as teachers coach themselves. Knight also warns education leaders not to push the use of video in a heavy-handed, compulsory way. "That's a recipe for disaster," he writes. Knight suggests six guidelines school leaders need to follow to ensure the productive use of video in their professional development efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
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