The TeacherPrints Demo
TeacherPrints is a personal instructional coaching app that visualizes classroom talk -- in any language -- and guides teachers interactively through the professional reflection they need to achieve their lesson delivery goals.
It all starts with an audio recording. For our demo, we’ll use the soundtrack from the video below, which shows a math lesson with Ms. Angela Rae (not her real name), a 4th-grade teacher from New York state. Have a look to get a feel for Ms. Rae’s instructional style.
What we hope you noticed is that Ms. Rae is a caring, high energy teacher who gets her students up and engaged with the material - and that’s great! What you might not have noticed is that the students spend most of the lesson taking directions and giving brief, one or two-word answers. Ms. Rae’s voice is clearly dominant, although it doesn’t need to be. This lesson is a review.
With TeacherPrints, Ms. Rae can review and reflect on her delivery to identify areas where she might manage her Teacher Talk more effectively and give her students more opportunity to contribute verbally to the lesson.
Here’s how it works...