Jim Knight is the founder of The Instructional Coaching Group, a professional development provider dedicated to offering PD for coaches, teachers, and leaders based on a partnership approach that creates better learning environments for all students. As a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning Jim has spent 25 years studying professional learning and instructional coaching. He earned his PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. The pioneering work Jim and his colleagues have conducted has led to many innovations that are now central to professional development in schools. Jim wrote the first major article about instructional coaching for the Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching (2007) offered the first extended description of instructional coaching. Jim has written several books in addition to those described above, including the bestsellers Unmistakable Impact (2011), High-Impact Instruction (2013), Focus on Teaching (2014), Better Conversations (2015), The Impact Cycle (2018), and The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching (2021). He has also authored articles featured in Educational Leadership, The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Kappan.
Parker Palmer | Episode 6
Jim Knight and Parker Palmer, 2020 Don Deshler Award recipient, discuss the beauty of his writing and the humanity of his character, and remind us that it's HEART at the center of teaching. Palmer has been a huge influence on Jim's work and The Instructional Coaching Group.
To learn more about Parker Palmer, visit https://couragerenewal.org/
Daniel Pink | Episode 5
Jim Knight and bestselling author, Daniel Pink, discuss the topic of clarity and buoyancy in world that's full of overwhelming information.
to learn more about Daniel Pink, Visit https://www.danpink.com/
Natasha Robinson | Episode 4
Jim Knight and leadership consultant Natasha Robinson discuss the topic of Coaching for Cross-Cultural Competency.
To learn more about Natasha Robinson, visit www.natasharobinson.com
Michael Bungay Stanier | Episode 3
Jim Knight and bestselling author, Michael Bungay Stanier, discuss the topic of Giving or Not Giving Advice During Trying Times.
To learn more about Michael Bungay Stanier, visit MBS Works.
Christian van Nieuwerburgh | Episode 2
Jim Knight and Professor of Positive Psychology, Christian van Nieuwerburgh, discuss 20 years of coaching research.
To lean more about Christian van Nieuwerburgh, visit Growth Coaching International.
Zaretta Hammond | Episode 1
Jim Knight's Coaching Conversations series featuring teacher-educator and author of the bestselling book, Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain, Zaretta Hammond. The theme of their discussion is Equity, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and the Brain During Uncertain Times.
To learn more about Zaretta, visit her website, Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain.