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Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction
Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. Jim wrote the first article on the topic of instructional coaching for The Journal of Staff Development , and his book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction Corwin, popularized the idea. Jim's articles on professional learning, teaching, and instructional coaching have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Staff Development , Principal Leadership , The School Administrator , Kappan , and Educational Leadership. Frequently asked to lead professional learning, Jim has presented to more than 30, educators from six continents. He has a Ph. Jim also writes the Radical Learners blog. His well is deep; he draws from it the best tools from practitioners, the wisdom of experience, and research-based insights.
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He has spent close to two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. 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. Knight earned his PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. His current work can be found and followed at: www. Knight, J.
Target Audience. For more than two decades, Jim Knight and his research colleagues in Kansas have been working to identify best practices for instructional coaching. You will also receive many tools to use while coaching and communicating. What content is included? This institute will provide an overview of the complexities of helping relationships such as coaching, an overview of the Better Conversation beliefs that are at the heart of instructional coaching, a detailed description of the instructional coaching cycle, and opportunities to learn and practice the Better Conversation beliefs.
Event Phone: For the past twenty years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been identifying and validating best practices for instructional coaches. Participants can attend one, two, or, all three workshops to deepen their knowledge of effective beliefs and strategies for coaching. Instructional coaches have the potential to have an unmistakably positive impact on how teachers teach and students learn. However, if coaches are going to be effective, they need to know how to be a coach. For more than two decades, Jim Knight and his research colleagues in Kansas have been working to identify best practices for instructional coaching.