Teaching Video Resources
Videos of classroom teaching and video commentary (narratives, reflections) are increasingly being used as assignments and for assessment in teacher education programs. The New York State Teacher Certification (edTPA) includes a video submission as part of a portfolio requirement. Reflecting on actual practice can help student teachers move from intellectual understandings to improved performance. Below are some classroom teaching videos and resources that Lehman College faculty and students can use to discuss, analyze and review teaching practice.
Georgia Department of Education
New classroom teaching videos online with lesson plans from Georgia Department of Education (each lesson + video includes lesson plans, instructional material, formative and/or summative assessments, rubrics, etc. Worthy of a peek especially for edTPA mapping/preparation and seminars).
Harvard Best Foot Forward Project
Excellent articles and research out of Harvard about the benefits of video in teacher evaluations. This is a huge resource trove.
There is a zip file available online with all of their resources.
Articles about Video in Classroom Observation
Introducing the above resources:
The benefits of adding video to teacher evaluations (eSchool News)
Author: Miriam Greenberg is the director of education and communications at Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research
Using video in the classroom to help teachers and students (Education DIVE)
The Teaching Channel is a video showcase of "inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools." Registered members can trade ideas and share inspiration from each other. You can search and filter the topics by subject, grade, and topic. It includes excellent quality videos, teaching, commentary (cut and uncut). If you have specific recommendations for videos that you want to share with your colleagues, please email the URL to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief sentence about the demonstration/use value.
- Using Video to Improve Practice: Do It Yourself! Teacher explains using video on a regular basis for self assessment and reflection.
Professor Joye Smith recommends the following:
- Leading student-centered literature discussions (6-minute demo), ELA High School. There is also an uncut version of the full class
- Divergent questioning in math, Comment: "What I liked about it was that it didn't have a happy ending. Teacher did OK but still needed to improve - more like real life."
- The Power of Arts Integration, Includes 19 videos where we see teachers engage their students in learning through the arts in a variety of grade levels, subject areas, and contexts
Video: Breaking Down the Common Core
- “Skinnying” the Standards into Six Buckets
Engage NY (Common Core Video Series)
The New York State Education Department has created a video library to support professional development and create opportunities to reflect on effective teaching. They describe it as an, “innovative and differentiated resource that brings the Common Core instructional shifts, teacher and leadership evaluation and data driven instruction to life. The library, which will house hundreds of videos from around New York state, captures teaching and evaluation along a developmental arc and tags for characteristics like grade level, subject area, Common Core Standards and instructional shifts and teacher and leader evaluation rubric indicators. Videos range in length from short 5 minute clips to longer views of lessons up to 40 minutes.”
Teaching Videos for Analysis
YouTube videos compiled by Dr. Immaculee Harushimana
- Lesson begins after the first 13 minutes
- English ELA
- 8th grade-Literature
- 10th grade AP History-WWI
- 10th grade AP History-WWI-cont
- 10th grade AP History, cont2
- 10th grade AP Music theory class
- 9th grade General Music Class
- Middle School Music
- Middle School General Music
- Middle School Music
- Middle School Algebra Lesson