Want a Math Coaching Model Validated For Video Observation? Try MQI Coaching

Heather Hill, professor at Harvard, details how the MQI coaching model uses teacher videos, self-reflection, and conversation. The MQI Coaching model combines direct coaching with teacher reflection to aid mathematics teachers to improve their practice. Heather describes how creating routines with coaching cycles can release the cognitive burden off of teachers and coaches, allowing them…

Covid Diary: Clark County School District (Tech & Learning)

Tech & Learning has created a COVID Diary series that follows how educators and administrators at districts are handling teaching and learning during the pandemic. LaRonda Ringold, an instructional interventionist for special education at Clark County School District, highlights Edthena as one of the many technology initiatives that the district is implementing this year. Read…

Instructional Coaching During Covid-19 May Feel Uncomfortable at First

As teachers take the reins and led their own professional development related to using video in teacher learning, the relationship dynamic between teachers and instructional coaches has shifted. What role do instructional coaches play during Covid-19? The ability to record lessons during distance teaching offers teachers the opportunity to evaluate and analyze their teaching practices…

Online Office Hours are a Potent Source for Observing Student Talk

Teachers are constantly seeking information sources about their students’ learning. One key way to do this is to hear from students and, quite literally, try to hear their thinking out loud. This creates opportunities for confirming that students are developing the correct understandings from the lessons. This interaction can be strained when students are not…