Promote Yourself! Steps to Making a Video That Shows You As an Effective Teacher
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a video worth? Don’t leave employers guessing how you will perform in the classroom; set yourself apart from other job candidates who present themselves solely on paper! Learn how to plan and film your video to show your skill with lesson planning, abilities to deliver the lesson, awareness of students’ understanding, use of formative assessments, and reflection upon what you planned and taught.
Anna Quinzio-Zafran, a National Board Certified Teacher, recently retired after 36 years with Coal City Community Unit #1 Schools from her roles as teacher and K–5 Language Arts Coordinator. She received her Doctorate from Northern Illinois University, and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University.