Jim Knight is 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 Press & NSDC (2007). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management. He also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives and his newest book, High-Impact Instruction: a Framework for Great Teaching was released November, 2012.

Jim 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 I.E.S.-funded qualitative and quantitative assessment of coaching, and Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, district-wide school reform project for the Topeka Kansas School District. 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 most states, most Canadian provinces, India, the United Kingdom, and Japan. He has a Ph.D. in Education and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. You can contact Jim at jimknight@me.com.