|Digital List Price:||CDN$ 33.41|
|Print List Price:||CDN$ 47.44|
|Kindle Price:|| CDN$ 25.24 |
Save CDN$ 22.20 (47%)
Follow the Author
Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
"Video will completely change the way we do professional learning."
To improve our teaching methods, we must understand what our current teaching methods are. And this is impossible to do this based only on our own perceptions or even feedback from observers. A classroom is a dynamic environment and there is always a lot going on that can be missed in the moment.
The solution, according to renowned professional development expert Jim Knight, is video. In Focus on Teaching, Knight turns to the vast and disruptive potential of video recording to reach new levels of excellence in schools. This book builds on Knight’s prior bestsellers to show how every classroom can easily benefit from setting up a camera and hitting "record". The book includes
- Strategies that teachers, instructional coaches, teams, and administrators can use to get the most out of using video
- Tips for ensuring that video recordings are used in accordance with ethical standards and teacher/student comfort levels
- Protocols, data gathering forms, and many other tools to get the most out of watching video
With Jim Knight’s expertise and the latest in video technology, positive change in your classroom will be immediate and long-lasting.
"This book provides a blueprint for any school or district to continuously enhance the instructional prowess of teachers. Concepts like ‘video-enhanced professional development’ are revolutionary in their intent, yet consummately simple, clear, and practical."
—Robert J. Marzano, CEO
Marzano Research Laboratory
"While many advocate for using video to improve teaching and learning, Jim Knight combines the rationale and strategies that compel us to take action."
—Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director
Join Jim Knight and other experts at the 2014 Instructional Coaching Conference to explore how whole school reform is enhanced when principals, teachers, and coaches use collaborative planning and effective Instructional Coaching techniques to improve student learning.
While many advocate for using video to improve teaching and learning -- Jim Knight combines the rationale and strategies that compel us to take action. Aligned to the Standards for Professional Learning, Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction demonstrates how to have unmistakeable impact on educator practice and student achievement! Everyone needs to read this ground-breaking book and then go to work putting the powerful ideas into practice. Another winner!--Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director
Not only is Jim Knight the reigning expert in coaching, but he keeps on innovating. Focus on Teaching extends and deepens how coaching can have a powerful impact at low cost through the purposeful use of video. It′s all there--ideas, tools, technicalities, frameworks, application. You can even coach yourself!--Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
This book provides a blueprint for any school or district to continuously enhance the instructional prowess of teachers. Concepts like 'video-enhanced professional development' are revolutionary in their intent, yet consummately simple, clear, and practical.--Robert J. Marzano, CEO
While many advocate for using video to improve teaching and learning, Jim Knight combines the rationale and strategies that compel us to take action.--Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the President of the Instructional Coaching Group.
Jim wrote the first article on the topic of instructional coaching for The Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea. Jim edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (Corwin, 2009) and co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (Pacific Northwest Publishing, 2010). Jim's other books include Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2011), High-Impact Instruction: A Framework or Great Teaching (Corwin, 2013), and Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction (Corwin, 2014).
Jim's articles on professional learning, teaching, and instructional coaching have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Educational Leadership.
Frequently asked to lead professional learning, Jim has presented to more than 30,000 educators from six continents. He has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Jim also writes the Radical Learners blog.
- ASIN : B00J9XSHJK
- Publisher : Corwin; 1st edition (March 6 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 1419 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 184 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,502,289 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Top reviews from other countries
From memory, the actual, on topic contents:
1. Watch video more than once.
2. Watch students more than teacher
3. Pick something to improve
4. Set a goal
5. Make changes to move toward that goal
7. Watch with others people. Discuss.
8. Watch other people teach the same material
There are a few other things that are specific to teaching academic subjects in high school, which seems to be the unstated focus of the book.
Many, many references linked. Most do not have any indication of quality or usefulness, so links to hundreds of items is probably less useful than a few references that come with better descriptions and evaluations. Lots of links to the author's other books.