Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction

Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction

by Jim Knight
     
 

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“Video will completely change the way we do professional learning.”
—Jim Knight

Video recordings of teachers in action offer a uniquely powerful basis for improvement. Best-selling professional development expert Jim Knight delivers a surefire method for harnessing the potential of video to reach new levels of

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“Video will completely change the way we do professional learning.”
—Jim Knight

Video recordings of teachers in action offer a uniquely powerful basis for improvement. Best-selling professional development expert Jim Knight delivers a surefire method for harnessing the potential of video to reach new levels of excellence in schools. Focus on Teaching details:

  • 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

Editorial Reviews

Stephanie Hirsch
“While many advocate for using video to improve teaching and learning, Jim Knight combines the rationale and strategies that compel us to take action.”
Robert J. Marzano

"Jim Knight is one of my favorite educational authors. His ability to organize research and theory into comprehensible, action-oriented recommendations is unmatched in K-12 education, and he's done it again with Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High Impact Teaching. It provides a blueprint for any school or district to continuously enhance the instructional prowess of teachers. Some of his concepts like "video-enhanced professional development" are revolutionary in their intent yet consummately simple, clear, and practical. This book should be a standard text for any educator interested in furthering the teaching profession."

Michael Fullan
“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!”
Stephanie Hirsh
"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!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781483344133
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/20/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
996 KB

Meet 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.

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