Video Observation & Feedback Tool
Part of the Great Teaching Toolkit
Our video observation tool, powered by our friends at VEO, is designed to support your teacher development processes.
The aim of this tool is to support self-reflection on the Element or Dimension you are working on, but it also allows you to share short video snippets of your teaching with (a) trusted colleague(s) within your school, to refine and hone a specific area of your practice.
How the video observation & feedback tools work.
The video observation feature is another way you can bring the GTT to life in your classroom – another tool in your school or college’s professional development toolkit. Each teacher using the GTT can record snippets of themselves teaching, with nothing more than a smartphone or iPad.
Once recorded and saved in the “My Videos” area, any snippets will remain private to the teacher in question. From there, they can be shared, perhaps with a Head of Department, observer or coach, or with a team – a professional learning community, working together on a certain Dimension or Element of the Model for Great Teaching.
From there, the teacher and their trusted colleagues will be able to watch, tag and comment on the video, working particularly on one Dimension or Element at a time.
You and your team will be able to use this to facilitate low-stakes but high-impact conversations around strengths, areas for improvement, and strategies to try in the classroom.
Use our video observation tool to:
- Capture evidence of your own teaching practice, without the need for specialist equipment.
- Reflect on your practice using our observation rubric.
- Share videos with trusted colleagues, and receive feedback aligned with our Model for Great Teaching.
- Engage in collaborative conversations with peers and mentors to improve your practice.