Rarely does a school district allow for video taping in the classroom, especially with all the damage the media can do. When I say "media", I mean the television reporters hoping to make their big break in uncovering "drama" in the classroom, not the video itself obviously.
But put together a professional plan, get parents on board, and find great teachers willing to improve their teaching for themselves and more importantly their students, add a whole lot of extra effort, and you will start to get an idea of what teachingminute.com is trying to accomplish.
Teachingminute.com is not "teacher nanny". The teachers picked have been recommended by their principals as having excellent teaching skills. But as we know even the best teachers cannot do everything, nor do they have answers to every issue in the classroom. Teachingminute works with the teachers to give them strategies to solve complex problems, that they just might not see for themselves. By video taping classroom activities, mentor coaches and the teacher then review the tape, and the coaches offer strategies to correct or supplement what the teacher is already doing to accomplish goals for the students and teacher. The video is then presented to health officials, teachers, professors, psychologists, and other involved in education for even more input before the video is finally released for viewing and categorization. Teachingminute.com will be kept free for all.
Please help us by becoming an advisor. How do you do that? Easy. Go to teachingminute.com, click on Advisors and view some of the raw videos that are available to view and write in your comments below. Have suggestions for the site? Please feel free to leave any and all comments on the Suggestion Blog.