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.

Engaging students in learning.

This teacher's instructional practices engage students at a high level of cognitive challenge and provide them with opportunities to interact with the teacher, their peers, and the content.

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...


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Getting started

Using TeacherPrints begins at our website, where teachers like Ms. Rae can explore the home page to learn more about the product and the concepts behind TeacherPrints.

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Uploading the Lesson

Ms. Rae begins by uploading an audio file of her teaching and using the slider bars to provide us with her goals and predictions for how much she talked during the activity.

She clicks the Generate TeacherPrint button...


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Exploring the TeacherPrint

...and our machine learning models analyze the file to isolate four educationally important features of spoken lesson delivery:

1. How much of the class involved talking

2. How much the teacher and the students talked, respectively

3. How much the teacher and students talked over each other, and

4. How often the room was quiet.

The distribution of these features for a given lesson can deeply impact students’ engagement and their learning, so managing them effectively is critical for high quality instruction.

Ms. Rae could begin to examine these different features for her lesson through...


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Breaking It Down

...the Speaker Wheel. This shows her that she talked about 74% of the time during this 5 minute lesson, and her students only talked 7% the time.

This is quite different from her Teacher Talk goal of 50%, but that’s okay. Below the Speaker Wheel is guided professional reflection to walk her through the critical thinking needed to identify manageable next steps, including expert advice and curated online resources to help her take her next lesson to the next level.

At the bottom of the page, the Ribbon menu allows Ms. Rae to take a deep dive into the components of the Speaker Wheel or explore her lesson a different way, though the TeacherPrints Speech Map.


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Putting It All Together

Bringing it all together is the TeacherPrints Dashboard. This printable display includes every TeacherPrints metric on a single page, making this lesson easy for Ms. Rae to compare with others, and the results convenient to share with colleagues. Online, the Dashboard is fully interactive, so if she sees something in the overview that she missed the first time through zooming back in just takes a click.


See TeacherPrints in action!

Click on the images below to explore the TeacherPrint modules from this demo in detail.