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March 20, 2018
3 Reasons to Embrace Video for Virtual Coaching
3 Reasons to Embrace Video for Virtual Coaching

By Shaun Fagan

Virtual instructional coaching encompasses the same elements as face-to-face coaching, with the added benefit that it can happen anywhere, at any time. During these professional development (PD) sessions, teachers and coaches can discuss a variety of topics, such as student work, behavior management, or student engagement.

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March 13, 2018
3 Ways Video Powers the Flipped Classroom
3 Ways Video Powers the Flipped Classroom

By David Solomon 

Think back to a time when you were given homework as a young student. The teacher would play a video or share a lesson, hand out an assignment due the next day, and you would grudgingly place it in your backpack to bring home.

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March 6, 2018
3 Questions to Help Schools Build Strong Relationships with Parents
3 Questions to Help Schools Build Strong Relationships with Parents

By Shaun Fagan

Did you know that two-thirds of teachers believe that students would perform better in school if their parents were more involved with their child’s education? Social media is a great tool to keep parents involved by sharing videos of students engaging with others during the school day. Imagine the dinner conversations if you saw a picture of your child planting flowers on school grounds on Earth Day.

While every school has its own unique way of promoting parent and community involvement, here are a few questions to get educators thinking about how they can bridge the gap between home and school:

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February 27, 2018
3 Ways Video Supports Student Growth
3 Ways Video Supports Student Growth

By Shaun Fagan

When it comes to assessing a student’s growth and accomplishments in the classroom, standardized tests capture only part of the picture. There are a number of other approaches to assessment that also promote student development.

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February 14, 2018
3 Ways Video Maximizes Student Learning
3 Ways Video Maximizes Student Learning

By Shaun Fagan

How do you know if students are actually learning what you’re teaching? Every educator uses tests and projects to measure student learning after they’ve covered a lesson or a unit. But what if you had a way to go back and see what happened in your classroom, even after the day is over? With video, you can relive those instructions, transitions, and small-group discussions in real time to help students and teachers grow in the classroom.

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