Deliberate Practice is Not Feasible in Education Without Video (Harvard CEPR)

The goal of teacher professional development is to help teachers continuously improve. But the current system leads to plateaus in teacher impact after a few years of teaching, according to Tom Kane, a researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and principal investigator of the Best Foot Forward Project about use of video within education.

Tom’s presented these data at the recent “Visibly Better” convening hosted by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard. He shared that his goal was to highlight the opportunity to use video to accelerate teacher learning.

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How Snapchat and Instagram are Influencing Teacher Training at Washburn

Today’s learners—and tomorrow’s teachers—use video throughout their everyday lives on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram. Cherry Steffen says video should be used throughout a teacher candidate’s university experience, too. As the chair of the department of education at Washburn University, she has helped formalize the use of video within the field experience for student teaching.…