The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight

The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching

By Jim Knight

For hundreds of thousands of educators, Jim Knight has bridged the long-standing divide between staff room and classroom offering up a much a more collaborative, respectful, and efficient PD model for achieving instructional excellence.


A decade of research and hundreds of in-services later, The Impact Cycle provides an all-new instructional coaching cycle to help teachers and, in turn, their students improve in clear, measurable ways.

The Impact Cycle comes loaded tools and resources, including a comprehensive video program, robust checklists, and a model Instructional Playbook. Quickly, you’ll learn how to:

  • Interact and dialogue with teachers as partners
  • Guide teachers to identify emotionally compelling, measurable, and student-focused goals
  • Set coaching goals, plan strategies, and monitor progress for optimal impact
  • Use documentary-style video and text-based case studies as models to promote maximum teacher clarity and proactive problem solving
  • Streamline teacher enrollment, data collection, and deep listening

Downloads & Resources

Forms and Resources

Watch dozens of videos of the complete cycle with elementary and secondary teachers, and download free coaching forms, checklists, and other tools here.


View Resources

The Impact Cycle Webinar

How Instructional Coaches Can Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching.


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The Impact Cycle trailer




Watch on Youtube