Have you ever been responsible for the making of a great teacher?

If you have ever had the privilege of witnessing a great teacher at work in the classroom, you will know that it is never about what they do, but rather it is always about how they do it.

The answer never lies (for example) in the type of work that they set, nor does it lie in the type of reward system that they use, but rather the answer lies in how they set the work and how they reward their pupils.

It is this philosophy that prompted us to develop Lessonbox – to support you in offering excellent CPD to your teaching staff that will ensure you are responsible for the making of a great teacher. And Lessonbox doesn’t just tell you what to do, but rather how to achieve it.

First of all, when it comes to recording a lesson for CPD purposes, it’s important that the lesson is real – not one that looks as if it has been staged for the camera.

Both pupils and teachers need to be relaxed, and that means that there should be nothing in the classroom (such as a large camera, a tripod or a technician) that reminds everyone that, “This lesson is being recorded”.

When such a lesson takes place, the reactions (both from teachers and pupils) are remarkable, and you can clearly identify on the recording the difference between “what is happening” in the classroom and “how it is happening” in the classroom.

From here on out it is a simple case of having teachers observe their own lessons and other teachers’ lessons in order to improve their teaching strategy.

Lessonbox makes carrying out classroom recordings very easy to do, with no complex set up and no stranger in the room. And the recording of lessons quickly becomes the norm.

What’s more, the Lessonbox Mobile recording equipment is portable and can be used by any teacher in any room or building. There’s nothing to stop it being used to record a number of lessons by different teachers each day.

Once recording is complete schools can use the Lessonbox Cloud platform to save the video securely, share, add comments, and attach related documents. You can even use the Cloud’s desktop recorder to record your own screen and add video and commentary to PowerPoint presentations.

In addition, the Cloud can be used to deliver lessons to students away from the classroom, if required, using the flipped classroom model. And if you have any concerns about having enough space to store all the resultant content, we can solve that too.

In fact, it has never been easier to share good practice.

If you would like to know more you can watch a teacher set up the equipment and prepare to record here, and see just how extraordinarily easy the whole process is.  If you would like to know about our Lessonbox Cloud options click here.

To discuss how Lessonbox can work in your school, please call 0845 519 3660 or if you have any specific questions please do email info@lessonbox.co.uk

Andrew Jenkins