VIDEO TAPE ANALYSIS
Using Lynn Oberfield's "Videotape Viewing Guide" as a
1. Would you want to be in this class doing this
activity? Why or why not?
2. How do you look? Comfortable, nervous, excited,
3. What are you doing? Giving information, lecturing,
explaining, scaffolding, chores, questioning, answering: is this what
you think you should be doing?
4. What are the students doing? Attending, groupwork,
individual work, off-task... Are they doing anything that you didn't
know or expect?
1. Who are you spending your time with? Who are you not
spending your time with? Are there any patterns?
2. Who is not engaged in this activity? Do you know why?
Are there any patterns? What do you know about their
3. What questions do the students have? Do they express
them? Are they good questions? How do their questions inform your
4. What is the format of the class and how does it
5. Where are you in the class? Describe your voice.
Describe your posture. Describe your gestures. Where are your eyes
6. Do the content and activities have immediate or
long-term relevance? Does this lesson connect to other content, other
lives? Do students know what is relevant about this
7. How does this lesson connect to yesterday and/or
8. What is the quantity, quality and tone of the
talk/noise in the room? The silence?
9. Can this lesson/activity be best described as a
conveyor belt or a construction zone?
10. What are the intended and unintended