At Gainesville Independent School District in Texas, we believe it’s just as important for our teachers to have growth mindsets as our students. In pursuit of that, we began using video coaching in our instructional coaching program five years ago to help our teachers observe and reflect on their teaching style — ultimately improving their practice over time.
We found that video coaching was an excellent tool in aiding teacher reflection and growth. But when we began asking our coaches to use video to improve their coaching, we saw just how powerful video could be in teacher development. Here’s how it works.