The saying goes, “Reading, writing, arithmetic.” But what about when the teachers you’re training teach subjects like business and administrative services, construction technologies, or family and consumer sciences?
The alternative route teachers Jane Briggs works with through Bowling Green State University’s Workforce Education and Development program teach subjects like these. They are also new to education, and teach in a variety of settings, such as middle schools, high schools, career-technical schools, and corrections facilities all across the state.
Jane adopted video observation because she believes self-reflection and frequent coaching are important components of the teacher development process for all teachers. She also knew that video saves time for teacher supervisors, who would otherwise need to travel all over the state to observe teachers in person.