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


An Instructional Coaching Overview

Recently Jim was invited to send a video to the Teacher Development Trust’s Conference on Coaching in Education, which was offered in the United Kingdom. The short video he created offers a quick overview of what instructional coaching is and how it is similar and...

An Interview with Darnisa Amante

Dr. Darnisa Amante is an educational and racial equity strategist who is deeply committed to the study of culture, innovation, and experiential ways to transform organizational and school culture on issues of racial equity. I had the honor of interviewing Darnisa this...

Success Factor 3: Data

Some topics in education are more divisive than others. Testing, grading practices, and suspension policies are always potential faculty battlegrounds, but even seemingly innocuous topics like the school calendar or the assignment of Spirit Days can sometimes be...

A Podcast with Steve Barkley: The TLC Conference

Recently, I was invited to be a guest on Steve Barkley's Ponders Out Loud podcast. In this week's podcast, Steve asked me questions regarding the Teaching Learning Coaching (TLC) conference that happened in Las Vegas, NV this past October.  You can listen to the...

Success Factor 2: The Instructional Playbook

One of my greatest thrills as a classroom teacher was the moment when I would see several students “get it” at once. The “Now I understand!” facial expression never gets old. The lips part, the eyes widen, the head tilts back, and then the learner will often lean...