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We’re pleased to offer the following books from ICG authors in our bookstore. For individual or group offers, contact us at: (308) 496-4724 | ruth@instructionalcoaching.com

Better Conversations:

Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

by Jim Knight

The Reflection Guide to Better Conversations:

Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

by Jim Knight, Jennifer Ryschon Knight, and Clinton Carlson

Better Conversations bookstoreEvery worthwhile book has a deeply held belief, and for Jim Knight’s Better Conversations and this worktext, The Reflection Guide to Better Conversations, here it is:

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Focus on Teaching:

Using Video for High-Impact Instruction

Jim Knight

Jim Knight Focus on Teaching: Bookstore

“Video will completely change the way we do professional learning.”
—Jim Knight

Video recordings of teachers in action offer a uniquely powerful basis for improvement. Best-selling professional development expert Jim Knight delivers a surefire method for harnessing the potential of video to reach new levels of excellence in schools. Focus on Teaching details:

  • Strategies that teachers, instructional coaches, teams, and administrators can use to get the most out of using video
  • Tips for ensuring that video recordings are used in accordance with ethical standards and teacher/student comfort levels
  • Protocols, data gathering forms, and many other tools to get the most out of watching video

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High-Impact Instruction:

A framework for great teaching

by Jim Knight

jim knight, instructional coaching, better conversations, high impact instruction, partnership learning, focus on teaching, the impact cycle,unmistakeable impactDo you know which practices make an impact on instruction? High-Impact Instruction answers the need for research-validated, high-leverage instructional practices that have a significant impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Jim Knight provides a simple but powerful framework and set of tools for improving “the Big Four” elements of quality teaching: community building, content planning, instruction, and assessment for learning. This book is designed to:

  • Empower and support teachers in their pursuit of excellent teaching
  • Provide a framework for leading school improvement efforts
  • Offer a clear professional learning roadmap to ensure all teachers are using proven best practices

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Unmistakable Impact:

A partnership approach for dramatically improving instruction

by Jim Knight

unmistakableJim Knight looks at participatory approaches for dramatic improvement of instruction.

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Coaching:

Approaches & perspectives

Jim Knight, Editor

jim knight, instructional coaching, better conversations, high impact instruction, partnership learning, focus on teaching, the impact cycle,unmistakeable impactPractical guidelines for selecting the right type of coaching for your teachers and students! Coaching supports teacher development and puts teachers’ needs at the heart of professional learning by individualizing their learning and by positioning them as professionals. With many different models available, administrators may find it challenging to determine the kind of coaching that best fits the needs of schools, teachers, and students. This fresh new resource brings together the voices of recognized experts in the field—including Joellen Killion, Cathy Toll, Jane Ellison, Randy Sprick, Jane Kise, Karla Reiss, Lucy West, and Jim Knight—to present unique approaches for coaching teachers and leaders. Comprehensive chapters review the roles of coaches in schools, examine the research base on coaching, and provide in-depth discussions of specific approaches to coaching, including:

  • Literacy coaching
  • Cognitive coaching
  • Instructional coaching
  • Classroom management coaching
  • Leadership coaching

Coaching helps readers make more informed choices about a range of coaching approaches to best serve the unique needs of their teachers and schools.

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Instructional Coaching:

A partnership approach to improving instruction

by Jim Knight

jim knight, instructional coaching, better conversations, high impact instruction, partnership learning, focus on teaching, the impact cycle,unmistakeable impactData demonstrates that inservice sessions rarely supply enough support for teachers to implement new, complex change initiatives. In today’s reform-intensive environment, what professional development framework can provide the foundation teachers need to embrace new practices?

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