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The author describes the practical details of instructional coaching and provides all the tools needed to easily implement job-embedded instructional intervention.
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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 more than a decade studying instructional coaching and has written several books on the topic, including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by Corwin and Learning Forward (2007). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management. He also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives.
Knight has authored articles on instructional coaching and school improvement in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Teachers Teaching Teachers.
Several research projects directed by Knight include an IES-funded qualitative and quantitative assessment of coaching and Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, districtwide school reform project for the Topeka Public School District in Kansas. Knight also leads the coaching institutes and the Annual Instructional Coaching Conference offered by the University of Kansas.
Frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches, Knight has presented and consulted in more than 35 states, most Canadian provinces, and in Japan. He has a PhD in Education and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. He also writes the popular radicallearners.com blog.
Now, Jim Knight is offering his expertise in an online professional development opportunity!
"Teachers helping teachers is a great way to create a powerful instructional staff. Knight offers practical and useful tools to help teachers achieve excellence." -- Dale E. Moxley, Principal Published On: 2006-08-25
"Provides valuable insight for mentors who are in the field working daily with novice teachers." -- J. Helen Perkins, Assistant Professor Published On: 2006-08-28
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The author describes the practical details of instructional coaching and provides all the tools needed to easily implement job-embedded instructional intervention. ""Teachers helping teachers is a great way to create a powerful instructional staff. Knight has included very practical and useful tools to help teachers achieve excellence.""???Dale E. Moxley, Principal, Round Lake Elementary School, Mount Dora, FL""Provides valuable insight for mentors who are in the field working daily with novice teachers.""J. Helen Perkins, Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis"An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! " Instructional coaching, a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention, provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement new programs that improve student learning. The product of more than eight years of study, this approach to professional development has been proven to help schools respond to the pressures of accountability and reform. Experienced trainer, developer, and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, observing teachers, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coachesSidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resourcesForms, worksheets, checklists, logs, reports, and other ready-to-use toolsA short summary of the main chapter points This book is perfect for coaches, aspiring coaches, as well as the staff developers, trainers, teacher leaders, principals, and other educators who work with coaches and oversee coachingprograms. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781412927246