Researchers found in a new Harvard study that digital video can improve classroom observations. Key findings include:
● The opportunity to watch their own lessons resulted in teachers being more self-critical.
● The use of video changed conversations between teachers and supervisors. Teachers perceived their supervisors to be more supportive and their observations to be fairer.
● Administrators reported spending more time observing and less time on paperwork. A 2016 report will explore whether there were changes in student performance as a result of using video cameras for observation.
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