Adam Geller on How Self-Reflection Improves Teacher Effectiveness

In Chapter 13 of 22 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, education technology entrepreneur Adam Geller answers "What Role Does Observation and Feedback Play in a Teacher's Professional Development?" Geller finds self-reflection fundamental to improving teacher development. He builds online video teacher coaching platform, Edthena, to create group observation and feedback programs for teachers to improve classroom teaching. Adam Geller is founder and CEO of Edthena.

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