Replacing Live Formatives with Video
Being a school principal is one of the busiest jobs in the industry. Daily responsibility for building logistics, student movement, curriculum monitoring and teacher requests can eat away your days minute by minute.
A study done by Harvard University’s Center for Education and Policy and Research may contain the answer!
In the CEPR Best Foot Forward study, researchers found that using video as a replacement for live formative observations did more than just save time. The study findings show that observations done through video are
- Teachers felt conversations were less adversarial using video as a common piece of evidence.
- There were fewer disagreements and a greater feeling of fairness.
- Observers were more supportive and empathetic.
- More teachers identified changes in their practice.
Video evaluations are a win win in time savings, evaluation integrity and rapport between teachers and administrators.