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High-Impact Instruction
A Framework for Great Teaching

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December 2012 | 392 pages | Corwin
High Impact Instruction is a response to the pressing need among school leaders for research-validated, high-leverage instructional practices that have a significant, positive impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Author Jim Knight provides a simple but powerful framework and set of tools for improving classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment. In addition, the book addresses the most effective forms of professional learning that can be used to ensure that teachers learn the Big Four teaching practices: Instructional Coaching, Partnership Learning, and Intensive Learning Teams.

 
List of Companion Website Resources
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Personal Bests
 
Part I. Planning
 
2. Guiding Questions
 
3. Formative Assessment
 
4. Learning Maps
 
Part II. Instruction
 
5. Thinking Prompts
 
6. Effective Questions
 
7. Stories
 
8. Cooperative Learning
 
9. Authentic Learning
 
Part III. Community Building
 
10. Learner-Friendly Culture
 
11. Power With, Not Power Over
 
12. Freedom Within Form
 
13. Expectations
 
14. Witness to the Good
 
15. Fluent Corrections
 
Conclusion
 
References and Further Readings
 
Index

"Jim Knight's High Impact Instruction honors teachers as intelligent, complex, and dedicated people. While many have attempted to identify the attributes of effective instruction, Knight's work singularly acknowledges the basic human need to be our best selves. A wonderful addition to the literature!"

Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director
Learning Forward

"Jim Knight's book, High-Impact Instruction, absolutely delivers on the promise of its subtitle 'A Framework for Great Teaching.' It is breathtaking in its comprehensiveness and heartening in its practicality and detail. This is a must-read for teachers, coaches, administrators, and anyone interested in furthering what is known about effective teaching."

Robert J. Marzano, CEO
Marzano Research Laboratory

"Jim Knight has the capacity to be crystal clear at both the micro and the macro levels—a rare talent. High-Impact Instruction goes deep and it goes comprehensive. Planning, instruction, and community building become interwoven in a powerful manifesto for fundamental instructional and system change—a treasure trove of clear concepts, great ideas for action, and the tools to implement them."

Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
OISE/University of Toronto

"Seasoned author Jim Knight provides a masterful resource for teachers and other stakeholders to improve student achievement through a host of clearly defined instructional practices. The tools, resources, and examples he provides enable educators to easily implement his framework which comprise the key ingredients for effective instruction. Furthermore, his writing style makes it an engaging read."

Kathy Glass, consultant and author of Curriculum Mapping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Curriculum Year Overviews
and Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core

“It is really important to me that I am kind of getting the full circle view of my classroom and seeing these are things that matter and these are things that could be better, and things that I can do to hopefully make things better by watching my class.“

Beth Sanders, Teacher
Birmingham, AL

good strategies for the classroom with good descriptions of each

Dr Michael Shackleford
Educational Leadership, Union University
April 29, 2014
Key features

(1) Provides a comprehensive, powerful, easy to understand framework for leading school improvement efforts.

(2) Provides a clear, easy-to-follow roadmap for professional learning to ensure that high leverage teaching practices are implemented in schools.

(3) Informed by a substantial research base

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ISBN: 9781412981774
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