Search the Video Collection
The following search allows you to access our video library and elements of our database. We appreciate your viewing these videos from a couple of different perspectives:
1. With great respect for teachers and communities who have opened up the doors of their classrooms, and humbly shared their practice. We are not sharing it under the frame of "outstanding practice", but rather as simply the work of teachers. The collection has been reviewed by many educational professionals who have identified practices worth sharing in an effort to support teacher's professional learning.
2. This library is an incomplete piece of a larger effort by educational professionals who are trying to provide support for the professional learning of pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as individuals responsible for the professional learning of these groups.
3. The library was evaluated and indexed based on a crosswalk of common professional teaching frameworks for observing practice. We have chosen to highlight components of these framework in accordance with values put forth by the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE). The highlighted components at this stage of the library are: developing norms for learning, behavior management, questioning and discussion, student engagement, and instructional assessment. With that said, this video collection and data set is merely of teachers teaching and talking about teaching. Its value remains simply that.
Using the guidance of professional frameworks and professional expectations of teacher in Hawaii public schools, we have identified the following common elements of effective teaching practice in classroom practice:
1. Developing Classroom Culture-
Teachers should ensure that students value learning and are aware of the expectations, including learning targets, outcomes, and evaluative measures. Additionally, teachers should work to support students in developing into quality learners, including: effort, commitment, initiative, evaluation, accuracy, and, accountability.
2. Behavior Management-
Teachers are responsible for setting norms and behavioral expectations. Additionally, teachers prevent, monitor, and respond to student behaviors appropriately and effectively.
3. Questioning and Discussion-
Teachers should use a variety of questioning techniques to encourage critical and well reasoned thinking. Rigorous and challenging questions deepen students comprehension of a topic and support their achievement of learning goals. Quality questions are the foundation of meaningful student participation and dialogue.
4. Student Engagement-
Teachers are responsible for creating a learning environment where students are actively seeking knowledge, skills, and experiences. This can be encouraged by designing effective and challenging instruction, managing scaffolding, chunking, and timing of instructional activities, providing meaningful and diverse instructional materials, and creating diverse opportunities for interpersonal and intrapersonal engagement.
5. Assessing Student Learning-
Teachers need to know whether or not students are learning in order to develop insight into whether or not instruction is effective or needs to be adjusted. Having clear learning targets, assessment criteria, and instruction designed to reach those targets is essential in this process. Additionally, teachers should monitor student progress in learning tasks and providing meaningful and timely feedback
*The research and videos produced have been through a rigorous consent approval process, and have been reviewed by University of Hawaii - Office of Research Compliance and the Hawaii Department of Education-Office of Data Governance. We have done our best to respect the participants.