In today's show, Dr. Jim Knight and I have a discussion about his journey in life and the key experiences that helped to shape the work he has done developing the Instructional Coaching framework. Jim and his team have deeply committed themselves to working with partners around the globe to improve the education of all students. In this episode, Jim unpacks different styles of coaching and their impact on teaching and learning. As well, he shares his insight into the 7 Partnership Principles that are the foundation of the Instructional Coaching framework. Hope you enjoy this discussion with Jim and find takeaway value you can apply to your own teaching/leadership practice.
Jim Knight, Senior Partner of ICG, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than two decades studying instructional coaching, writing several books on the topic. Jim’s articles on instructional coaching have been included in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Teachers Teaching Teachers. Jim directs several research projects, including Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, district-wide school reform project in the Topeka, Kansas, School District. Jim also leads the Intensive Instructional Coaching Institutes and the Teaching Learning Coaching annual conference. Jim has presented and consulted in more than 40 states, most Canadian provinces, and around the world. He has also won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards.
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