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


Year 1 of Intentional Coaching, by J. Cappadonia

Trying to launch an instructional coaching model in your district? Now that you and/or staff have been trained and provided with resources to implement the Impact Cycle, what’s your plan to get going? Getting any new district program off the ground comes with a number...


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...

An Interview With Jenni Donohoo

I had the opportunity to interview Jenni Donohoo regarding her work surrounding collaborative inquiry. Jenni has authored publications on both collaborative inquiry and collective efficacy, and has more than 15 years experience leading school change. She has...

ICG Certification: Getting Down to Business

Our first two blog posts about ICG certification heavily discussed the “Why?” of becoming a candidate for certification. The “Why?” is important to examine when considering any long-term commitment, but instructional coaches are busy people, and they need an...

Calling All Test Pilots: ICG Certification

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. --Wilbur Wright   Anyone who has ever been involved in education knows that educators use the phrase “building the plane in mid-air” with abandon. School needs may appear to be so immediate...