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CenterView: Putting a Lens on Teacher Practice — Video-Based Peer Coaching

By Pamela Fong

Produced by Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd


Effective teachers frequently reflect on how to improve their practice: Did I scaffold the lesson well? Did I give students enough processing time? How can I help students connect these two key concepts?

Video is a powerful tool for inquiry-based professional learning that gives teachers the rare opportunity to view their own classroom practice, reflect on what they see, and engage in evidence-based discussions that can lead to changes and improvements in their practice.

This issue of CenterView, produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning, explores video-based peer coaching, specifically:

  • How video helps teachers to see what they normally can’t see
  • What is video-based peer coaching
  • What video-based peer coaching looks like in action
  • Potential challenges to anticipate
  • Practical implementation strategies for getting started

Visit the Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning for information about the Center and its publications, including CenterView.

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Copyright: 2016
Format: PDF
Pages: 4
Publisher: WestEd