2-Day Virtual Workshop: The Impact Cycle

October 25, 2022
Written by
Brian Sepe

2-Day Virtual Workshop: The Impact Cycle

May 19, 2023
October 25, 2022
Written by
Brian Sepe

Our next two-day virtual workshop for The Impact Cycle is quickly approaching and will be taking place November 14th & 15th, 9:00am - 3:30pm CST.

Based on the bestselling book, The Impact Cycle (2017) by Jim Knight, this virtual workshop describes the coaching cycle process for instructional coaches. All teachers, schools, and classrooms face their own unique challenges. An established process for guiding the coaching experience ensures that instructional coaches have all of the tools they need to help teachers set and achieve their goals for students. Created for instructional coaches, teachers, department chairs, coaching champions, and administrators.


The Impact Cycle Overview

  • The complexities of helping adults and the Partnership Principles
  • Distinguish among facilitative, directive, and dialogical coaching
  • Examine “surface” versus “deep” instructional coaching
  • The three stages of The Impact Cycle: Identify, Learn, and Improve

The Identify Stage

  • Getting a clear picture of the current reality using video, student interviews, student work, and/or observation data
  • Setting PEERS gooals using the Identify Questions
  • Examine researched-based instructional strategies to hit the goal

The Learn Stage

  • Explore dialogical explanations for sharing instructional strategies
  • Examine how checklists and modeling aid in providing clear explanations
  • Examine video of the modeling of explaining an instructional strategy to someone else

The Improve Stage

  • Discuss the importance of confirming direction with teachers on the goal
  • Examine the multi-faceted elements of reviewing progress on the goal
  • Troubleshoot the complexities of inventing improvements on the goal and/or the strategy when goal progress is not meeting expectations
  • Discuss the different pathways a teacher can choose for planning next actions
  • Examine video of the modeling of navigating a roadblock in the Improve stage

Putting it All Together

  • Discuss some of the similarities and differences among coaching for academic achievement, coaching for positive classroom environments, and coaching for student engagement
  • Discuss Impact Cycle FAQs concerning role clarity, time, and the importance of administrator support and any additional questions from participants


Here's what people are saying about The Impact Cycle Workshop

“I’ve been in a coaching role for 3 years. This course was a great validation of the work I’ve started as well as learning new tools and strategies for the future. The zoom sessions were engaging and meaningful. This was an engaging course with many purposeful tools shared.”

“I thought this course was amazing. It gives a lot of direction to coaching teachers. I loved learning how to implement the checklist to support teachers. I also like the dialogue aspect, where teachers will be the drivers of their coaching cycles.”

“I am equipped with a framework for doing the work of helping faculty grow as professional practitioners.”


Free Resources from The Impact Cycle

  1. Checklist: Listening and Questioning Effectively
  2. Observation Plan
  3. Next Steps Planning Form


Participants in this workshop will learn why The Impact Cycle is successful and will gain experience using it through examples and guided exercises. Seats still available, register teams now!

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