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 Leadership Coaching Institute

I’m fortunate to be a part of ICG, where I get to experience many great learning experiences.  One experience I’m most excited about, is the upcoming Leadership Coaching Institute, which John Campbell, from Sydney, Australia, and Christian Van Nieuwerburgh, from...

The Feedback Fallacy

One of the most thought-provoking articles I’ve read in a long time was just published by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall as the lead article in this month’s Harvard Business Review. The article, The Feedback Fallacy, convincingly makes the case that most...

Up To The Mountain-Why You Should Teach

One of my favorite recordings is  Solomon Burke singing Patty Griffin’s magnificent song, “Up To The Mountain”—her tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King based on the famous mountain top speech Dr. King gave the night before he...

Success Factor 7: System Support

Mention the term “instructional coaching” in a room full of educators, and you’ll hear as many different interpretations of what that term means as you have employee ID badges in the room. Jim Knight coined that term many years ago, and he defined it, too:...

Success Factor 6: Leadership

In time, it could have been so much more But time is precious I know In time, it could have been so much more But time has nothing to show. --”Time (Clock of the Heart),” by Culture Club The issue of “leadership” is tricky in a coaching model like ours that emphasizes...