radical learners


This blog by Jim Knight explores the concept of radical learners who:

  • believe we are here on earth to learn
  • use technology to learn, teach, or lead (and because it’s cool)
  • know that to teach without hope is to damage, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • don’t blame others but accept personal responsibility for whatever task they take on
  • infect everybody with their love of learning; most important, the children they teach


Why Principals Must Support Coaches

One of the most important factors shaping a coach’s effectiveness is the support or lack of support provided by the coach’s principals. When principals support coaches, the coaches usually have a very significant impact on teaching and learning. When principals don’t...

The TLC Interview: Diane Sweeny

In the weeks leading up to our annual conference, Teaching, Learning, and Coaching, I’ll be posting interviews with the experts who will be presenting at the conference. The interviews will surface many different ways of looking at coaching, and like the conference...

The Impact Cycle Goes to Press

Hi Everyone, Please excuse my interruption of your day, but I'm too excited to report that today my new book The Impact Cycle has gone to press.  If you're interested, you can see a trailer we created for the book here: Impact Cycle Trailer Thanks for listening,...

Trust—An Essential Part of Coaching

Our research has found that the most important variable in coaching is trust.  When teachers trust their coach and their school system, they usually embrace the help that coaches provide.  However, if they don’t trust the coach or system, they likely will not want to...

The TLC interview: Russ Quaglia

I asked Russ Quaglia to present at our Teaching Learning Coaching conference because I believe he has a critically important message: our students must have a voice that has authentic impact in schools.  He is one of my favorite presenters, and every time I hear him...

How to Ruin a Coaching Relationship

Developing a healthy coaching relationship can take months or even years, in some cases, but a coaching relationship can be ruined in a few seconds.  In this video, I explain that judgment and gossip are two practices that can be especially...