Friday, January 19, 2007

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION: Entry 3 Analysis of Video Recording

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As a result of my instructional management the students cooperated, stayed involved and remained on task throughout the entire lesson.

I created an environment in which the students felt comfortable asking for help.

In these ways I held students accountable for specific tasks.

Because of the activities, my students saw reading as a purposeful activity through which they discovered insights about their own lives rather than an isolated classroom activity for the purpose of skill mastery.

I got this from the handouts given during one of our NBC prep classes:

Tips: (more tips)

- make a copy of the final video before mailing the original

- put the video in a plastic case to protect it during shipping - watch your video with the sound off to focus on nonverbal

- consider making a transcript of your video segment to assist you in analysis

- make practice tapes - practice with the video equipment to make sure voices are audible

- if your final video is difficult to understand, you can submit a written transcript

- use a tripod

- make sure that writing on the board can be seen on videotape if it is important to the entry

- the camera should be pointed at the speaker

- be aware of lighting and how it will affect your videotape

- be aware of noises that may interfere (fish tanks, fans, etc.)

Helpful words for analysis:

explore / grasp / have insight into / know / learn / maintain / monitor / prioritize / realize / recognize / share / study / talk about / think about / understand / value


I found a very good reference for this portfolio entry online: Promoting Social SuccessA Curriculum for Children with Special NeedsBy Gary N. Siperstein, Ph.D., & Emily Paige Rickards, M.A.

This book has a lot of information on improving the social skills of students with mild to moderate disabilities and their peers. Field-tested with 400 elementary school students, this curriculum focuses on developing the cognitive skills behind appropriate social behavior rather than teaching children a set of specific behaviors to enact. Along with a thorough overview, teachers will get 66 activity-based lessons on social skills, organized around topics that build on each other. Students will learn to:
- assess their own emotional states and develop new coping mechanisms
- identify and interpret social cues and other interpersonal dynamics
- set appropriate social goals, generate problem-solving strategies, and think about the consequences of their actions
- consider characteristics of good friendships and explore ways to improve their relationships

Take it away from colleagues...

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