In the early part of this decade, I partnered with a great group of instructional coaches from Beaverton, Oregon. What my research colleagues and I learned with Michelle, Susan, Jenny, and Lea, laid the foundation for what eventually became my book The Impact Cycle.

Each year, as part of our research, the coaches met with me to discuss what coaches should do and how they should do it. At the end of the project, after we’d spent 30 days together, I asked the team, “what is the one thing that you think is most important for coaches to do if they want to improve?”, and their answer was “video recording coaching conversations”.

In this 2-minute video, I explain why I think they were right and why I believe everyone can learn from video recordings of themselves.