Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – June 2019

It’s about time to slide into summer, and these articles can help you prevent the PD summer slide. Sometimes, fewer coaching touchpoints can be effective More coaching isn’t necessarily a good thing, according to researchers Matthew Kraft and David Blazar. Surprisingly, we find little evidence that coaching “dosage”—that is, the number of times teachers and…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – May 2019

Here’s a few of the articles we’ve been sharing this month focused on teacher professional development and professional learning. From a teacher: The benefits of reflecting on your own practice with video A teacher from Australia details what she learned from watching video of her classroom teaching. Unlike Edthena’s more private model of sharing, she…

Use these Powerful Video Focusing Techniques to Accelerate Teacher Learning, Encourage Deep Reflection, and Facilitate Rich Discussions

Discussions of video coaching often are centered around hardware and software: the best camera, the best app, the best video coaching platform. Less often mentioned are the tools we use in our approach to viewing and responding to these videos of instructional practice. The tools educators can use to guide viewing of instructional practice videos…