How Two Passionate Houghton College Professors with an Eye for Innovation Brought Video Coaching to Their Whole Department

Professors are busy people. And at Houghton College, it’s no different.

Between teaching, grading, and completing endless paperwork, it can be challenging for professors to explore new opportunities for professional growth.

Sunshine Sullivan, Education Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education at Houghton College in New York, successfully cut through the noise that professor’s face on a daily basis to share the benefits of video coaching with her whole department.

The Education Department at Houghton has been using Edthena for five years, and according to Sunshine, “it’s gotten better every year.”

“Even the new faculty are starting to play with it and get more and more comfortable each time they’re coaching someone,” she said.

Evidence of Practice, Focusing Techniques, and Why Teachers Should Choose Their Videos for Classroom Observation (Education Talk Radio)

The following is an interview by Larry Jacobs with Adam Geller, CEO of Edthena and author of Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning. Some of the questions have been edited for brevity and clarity. Listen to the full interview using the audio player below: What’s the story behind the title of the book…

Jim Knight on the Impact Cycle & PEERS Goals

According to Jim Knight, author of The Impact Cycle, “video is the most powerful tool for professional development… except for maybe the computer and the internet.” But why? And how does this structure called the Impact Cycle help to make it so effective? One reason is that video offers teachers a “clear picture of current…