This week in S’Cool Tools, we again share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words.
Written by Sarah, a professional learning coach from Colorado. Sarah’s school has a high population of ELL students and encourages a project-based environment.
What we were aspiring to achieve was a meaningful and “organic” system for accelerating teacher practice that would complement our district coaching process. As research indicates, video analysis of one’s own teaching practices is one such tool that can accomplish this acceleration in teacher behavior. Further, guided/coached video analysis is a meaningful way to scaffold teachers’ reflective practices as they view their video. Hence, our impetus for implementing Edthena was that of supporting teacher reflection through video coaching.