Exploratory in nature-- we wanted to see what pre-service teachers, in their advanced field placements or pre-internships, were noticing about their videos when they reflected.
Amy Piotrowski, Ph.D. Utah State University
Katie Rybakova, Ph.D. Thomas College
Coding Based on Teacher Noticing
● Classroom Management
● Teacher Pedagogy
● Specific Event
Four participants: Emily, Kerry, Jamie, and Darlene
Context, Setting, Data Set:
● All pre-service teachers at a southeastern university taking a pre-
internship and methods course with the researchers.
● Videos of lessons, lesson plans, written reflections, and focus groups
and/or interviews after video reflection.
● ELA teachers within 6-12 grade level
Phase I Results
● Focused mostly on self and on student engagement. None
explicitly spoke to objectives in lesson or specific learning
material. References to learning were basic, such as “they
analyzed” or “comprehended.”
● Did not attend to the connections between engagement,
motivation, and learning.
● We need to teach how to reflect, and the Teacher Noticing
Framework could be a guide in doing so.
“I do know, however, that every group got
some solid analysis in, based on my
discussions with them.”
“They were really engaged in
the group discussions”
“Although I do not expect every
lesson to be “funny,” the students
are used to beginning each of Mr.
Potter’s* classes with a joke”
Almost all first-generation
Seniors completing student
Different location, all females, 7
elementary/MS, 1 HS, all
I noticed that my projection is great. I
spoke loud enough for the students to
hear me clearly. When I read, my pace
was slow enough for the students to
follow and clear enough for them to
understand the words.
● Focused on “good” and “bad” teaching
● Continued focus on teacher behavior
(self) and less on student learning
● Less emphasis on student engagement
● Pedagogical applications were identified
by not applied to student learning
I need to look up more as I read. There was a
student towards the back I noticed when I
watched the video that wasn’t following
along with the reading. I need to make it a
point to look up more while reading anything
aloud. I think I stretched out some of the
explaining a little too much.
I picked up on the fact that I use my hand A LOT to explain things—this is one of those habits that
I’m not sure is good, or if it is bad.