The Instructional Coaching Group (ICG) is committed to one goal:

that every student receives excellent instruction, every day, in every class.

We partner with schools, districts, states/provinces and nations to achieve this goal in three ways: (a) sharing high-impact teaching strategies, (b) proven instructional coaching practices to support implementation of those practices, and (c) system change strategies to ensure teachers understand, agree with, and are committed to implementing strategies.

  • High-Impact Teaching Strategies
  • Instructional Coaching
  • System Change—Creating Impact Schools

We help organizations implement High-Impact Instructional Strategies, Instructional Coaching, and System Change strategies in three ways: Workshops to introduce the ideas, Consulting to help educators take control of implementation of the practices and strategies, and Coaching to help educational leaders and instructional coaches become fluent at each of the practices.

  • Workshops
  • Consulting to Help Educators Take Control of Implementation
  • Coaching to Support Leaders and Instructional Coaches

I thought I knew

“I thought I knew how to have a conversation; I’ve had millions of them. Some were good, others not so much so. But I want to have GREAT conversations, and Jim Knight has taught me how. The proof is in: better conversations are possible and the results are worth the investment.”

Doug Fisher

Learning can be infectious

“Jim Knight helps us to understand how learning can be infectious, energizing, and humanizing as he eloquently delineates the steps involved in creating an impact school. I suggest buying this book for all principals who want to strengthen their schools. I believe that Unmistakable Impact will be a resource they return to time and again.”

Stephanie Hirsh
Executive Director,
Learning Forward

High Impact Instruction

“This book absolutely delivers on the promise of its subtitle, ‘A Framework for Great Teaching.’ It is breathtaking in its comprehensiveness and heartening in its practicality and detail.”

Robert J. Marzano
Marzano Research Laboratory

Unmistakeable Impact

“This book exemplifies everything Jim Knight advocates: a clear focus, respect for educators’ significant contributions, and the value of well-designed professional learning.”

Dennis Sparks
Former Executive Director
Learning Forward

Focus on Teaching

“Not only is Jim Knight the reigning expert in coaching, but he keeps on innovating. Focus on Teaching extends and deepens how coaching can have a powerful impact at low cost through the purposeful use of video.”

Michael Fullan
Professor Emeritus
OISE/University of Toronto