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


The TLC Interview: Steve Barkley

When I first started out studying Instructional Coaching, one of the first books I read was Steve Barkley's  Quality Teaching in a Culture of Coaching. Soon after I read Steve's book, I was honored to be asked to be a part of a video course on coaching along with...

The TLC Interviews: Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar is an important voice in the field of coaching, and we are thrilled that she will be speaking at our Teaching, Learning, Coaching Conference this year.  Elena’s work has helped me and many, many coaches get a deeper understanding of what coaching is and...

Why Every Teacher Deserves a Coach

Last Sunday I presented at ASCD's Empower18 conference, a quick summary of some of our key learnings about coaching.  My presentation title was Why Every Teacher Deserves a Coach, and if you're interested, you can learn more about the presentation in several ways....


Recently, at the Instructional Coaching Group, we’ve been trying to create a structure for our daily conversations.  Our plan always is to refine, refine, refine using our Lean Design Research Model, described in The Impact Cycle, but at this point we see coaching...