Effective teachers frequently reflect on how to improve their practice: Did I scaffold the lesson well? Did I give students enough processing time? How can I help students connect these two key concepts?

Video is a powerful tool for inquiry-based professional learning that gives teachers the rare opportunity to view their own classroom practice, reflect on what they see, and engage in evidence-based discussions that can lead to changes and improvements in their practice.

This issue of CenterView explores video-based peer coaching, specifically:

  • How video helps teachers to see what they normally can’t see
  • What is video-based peer coaching
  • What video-based peer coaching looks like in action
  • Potential challenges to anticipate
  • Practical implementation strategies for getting started