Happy December!

In this week’s newsletter we take closer look at balancing the needs of our schools and protecting time for coaches to partcipate in meaningful coaching interactions with an article by ICG Senior Consultant Sharon Thomas. We also include details about our upcoming 8-week virtual course, An Introduction to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success starting in 2023 and share Jim’s latest article from ASCD, The Beautiful Question.

If you have a question, story, or comment about professional learning and coaching, we want to hear from you! Click the link at the end of the newletter and leave us a message.

Featured Workshop

8-Week Virtual Course: An Introduction to Instructional Coaching

If you are new to instructional coaching or interested in building your instructional coaching program, this intensive workshop, An Introduction to Instructional Coaching runs for eight weeks and might be the right fit for you to start 2023.

January 9 – February 27, 2023

Each week Jim and ICG colleagues will give an interactive two-hour presentation on topics including the partnership approach, coaching skills, The Impact Cycle, system support, and more.

Participants will have many opportunities to ask questions, interact with other participants, and make plans for implementing beliefs, skills, processes, and knowledge they learn during the course.

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 From the Blog




Evaluating Instructional Coaching Programs: Halting the Emergency Mindset

In this popular blog post, Senior Consultant, Sharon Thomas unpacks the importance of  dismantling the “emergency mindset” in schools and coaching programs that can limit the success of instructional coaching and professional learning in our schools.

Sharon suggessts moving from a “now, now, now,” approach to a more sustainable focus that fosters lasting change and a more significant impact on students’ learning.


Read Sharon’s post here »

Asynchronous Learning: Radical Learners

High-Impact Teaching Strategies

School administrators: Do you have the resources you need to successfully support new teachers? Every organization, school, and classroom has a culture—and it’s critical that we’re intentional about providing the right kind of support and shaping a learner-friendly culture. 

High-Impact Teaching Strategies is an asynchronous course that provides targeted, affordable, and immediate resources to effectively support classroom teachers.

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Free Resource

ASCD The Learning Zone: The Beautiful Question by Jim Knight

In Jim’s latest article for ASCD’s The Learning Zone, he explores the power of good questioning. Jim examines the qualities of effective questioning and shares a list of some of his favorite coaching questions.


“Asking good questions can be a superpower—in coaching and in life.” – Jim Knight


Read the article »

Upcoming Events: Virtual Workshops

The Instructional Coaching Institute

January 9, 2023


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An Introduction to Instructional Coaching: 7 Factors for Success

January 9, 2023


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Better Conversations

January 31, 2023


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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

February 7, 2023


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The Impact Cycle

February 16-17, 2023


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