"Jim Knight is one of the wise men of coaching. His well is deep; he draws from it the best tools from practitioners, the wisdom of experience, and research-based insights. And he never loses sight of the bigger picture: the point of all this is to have more impact in this life we're lucky enough to live."
—MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER, Author of The Coaching Habit
Identify . . . Learn . . . Improve
When it comes to improving practice, few professional texts can rival the impact felt by Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching. For hundreds of thousands of educators, Jim bridged the long-standing divide between staff room and classroom offering up a much a more collaborative, respectful, and efficient PD model for achieving instructional excellence.
Now, one decade of research and hundreds of in-services later, Jim takes that work a significant step further with The Impact Cycle: an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their students improve in clear, measurable ways.
Quintessential Jim, The Impact Cycle comes loaded with every possible tool to help you reach your coaching goals, starting with a comprehensive video program, robust checklists, and a model Instructional Playbook. Quickly, you’ll learn how to
- Interact and dialogue with teachers as partners
- Guide teachers to identify emotionally compelling, measurable, and student-focused goals
- Set coaching goals, plan strategies, and monitor progress for optimal impact
- Use documentary-style video and text-based case studies as models to promote maximum teacher clarity and proactive problem solving
- Streamline teacher enrollment, data collection, and deep listening
Jim writes, “When we grow, improve, and learn, when we strive to become a better version of ourselves, we tap into something deep in ourselves that craves that kind of growth.” Read The Impact Cycle and soon you’ll discover how you can continually refine your practice to help teachers and students realize their fullest potential.
View Jim Knight’s Impact Cycle video trailer:
|What Is Instructional Coaching?|
|Three Approaches to Coaching|
|Deep Learning, Deep Coaching|
|Getting a Clear Picture of Current Reality|
|Using Video to Get a Clear Picture of Reality|
|Learning From Students|
|Putting It All Together|
|Questions to Identify a PEERS Goal|
|The Identify Questions|
|Describing Teaching Strategies|
|Modeling Teaching Strategies|
|The Improve Stage of the Impact Cycle|
|Step 1: Confirm Direction|
|Step 2: Review Progress|
|Step 3: Invent Improvements|
|Step 4: Plan Next Actions|
|Strategies for Enrolling Teachers|
|Strategies for Assessing Student Attitude|
|Development of the Impact Cycle|