Unmistakable Impact A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction

ISBN-10: 1412994306
ISBN-13: 9781412994309
Edition: 2011
Authors: Jim Knight
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. He has spent close to two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. He has written or co-authored several books on the topic including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by Corwin and Learning Forward (2007) and Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction (2011). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (2006) and also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (2008). Knight has authored articles on instructional coaching and professional learning in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Educational Leadership, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Kappan. Frequently asked to lead professional learning, Knight has presented and consulted in most states, and eight countries. Knight also leads the coaching institutes and the Annual Instructional Coaching Conference in Lawrence, Kansas. He has a PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Knight also hosts Talking About Teaching on the Teaching Channel and writes the radicallearners.com blog. Join Jim's The Big Four Ning community. Now, Jim Knight is offering his expertise in an online professional development opportunity! Coming soon: an eStudy opportunity built around Jim's Instructional Coaching . Visit our Professional Learning page for more information! Join Jim Knight and other experts at the 2014 Instructional Coaching Conference to explore how whole school reform is enhanced when principals, teachers, and coaches use collaborative planning and effective Instructional Coaching techniques to improve student learning: www.corwin.com/tlc

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Impact Schools
The Best Job in the World
The Failure of the American School System
Unmistakable Impact
Core Concepts of an Impact School
The Chapters
To Sum Up
Going Deeper
Partnership
Helping Others
Partnership: The Theory Behind Impact Schools
Equality: Professional Learning with Teachers Rather Than Training Done to Teachers
Peter Block's Four Requirements of Partnership
Choice: Teachers Should Have Choice Regarding What and How They Learn
Voice: Professional Learning Should Empower and Respect the Voices of Teachers
Reflection: Reflection Is an Integral Part of Professional Learning
Dialogue: Professional Learning Should Enable Authentic Dialogue
Praxis: Teachers Should Apply Their Learning to Their Real-Life Practice as They Are Learning
To Sum Up
Going Deeper
Principals
Leading Schools And the Partnership Principles
Principal As Designer
Core Questions for Impact Schools
The Target
The Big Four
Formative Assessment
Creating the Target
Observing and Monitoring Teacher Progress
Classroom Management
Community Building
Principal as First Learner
Making It All Happen
To Sum Up
Going Deeper
Instructional Coaching
Partnership
Partnering with Administrators
Workshops and ILTs
Components of Coaching
Who Should Be A Coach
To Sum Up
Going Deeper
Workshops That Make an Impact
Take the Partnership Approach
Address the Impact Factors
Use Effective Design
Traditional PowerPoint
Apply Learning to Real Life
Deliver the Message Powerfully
Connect With the Audience
Walk the Talk
Keep Energy High
Use Dialogue Architectures
Tell Stories
To Sum Up
Going Deeper
Intensive Learning Teams
Why Collaborate?
What is An Intensive Learning Team?
The Challenge
Partnership Principles
Developing a Learner-Friendly Culture
Reduce Friction
High-Leverage Practices
Freedom Within Form
Partnership Facilitation
To Sum Up
Going Deeper
Partnership Communication
Partnership Principles and Communication
Listening
Good Questions
Finding Common Ground
Strategies for Finding Common Ground
Controlling Difficult Emotions
Strategies for Controlling Destructive Emotions
Love Your Partners
Partnership Communication Strategies
Going Deeper
References
Index

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