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…

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…

Watch Jim Knight as he reveals his best practices and worst mistakes for instructional coaching with video

Using video for instructional coaching with teachers is “a revolutionary act” according to author and researcher Jim Knight. “You’re fighting against the culture by saying, ‘no we’re going to make a real thing happen.’” Video may be the best tool for getting a “clear picture of current reality.” However, instructional coaches should still use best…