Happy New Year!

As we begin 2023, we at ICG hope you have everything you need to start the year off right!

In this week’s newsletter, we take a look at habits to sustain your growth in an article by Jim Knight titled Create Good Habits and a tool for supporting you and your colleagues in getting a clear picture of reality, 20-Minute High-Impact Survey.

Also, be sure to check out the latest episode on the Coaching Conversations Podcast. In our last episode of 2022, Jim sits down for an engaging conversation with Senior Consultant at Safe & Civil Schools, Tricia McKale Skyles, to discuss the importance of instructional coaching and classroom management.

We love hearing from you and are so grateful to all of those who’ve shared stories of impact and questions recently. If you have a story of impact in the field of instructional coaching, we want to hear more about your work! Please click the link at the end of this post and leave us an audio message, or you can submit via the text box, and maybe we’ll feature your story on the blog or on the podcast.

Free Resource

The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight

20-Minute High-Impact Survey

Whether you are looking ahead to your next coaching cycle, curating tools for your coaching toolkit, or planning to support a colleague in getting a clear picture of reality, the 20-Minute High-Impact Survey can support the way you gather data.

This tool can be a great starting point for the coaching cycle with the goal of getting a clear picture of reality. Once your collaborating teacher feels they understand the types of data well enough, they can communicate the type and frequency of data you – the instructional coach – should gather.

Let us know what you think of this tool, how you’ve used it, and ways you’ve adapted it in the comments below.

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Q&A with Jim Knight

The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight

Ask Jim Knight a Coaching Question

Do you have a question about instructional coaching and no one to turn to with it? Have you used The Impact Cycle and had positive experiences with your team? We want to hear from you!

From now through through January 18th we will be accepting submissions, which Jim will respond to on an upcoming Coaching Conversations podcast episode. Send us your questions, concerns, and stories via the link directly below to receive a response from Jim Knight.

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Radical Learners Courses

Radical Learners is a library of expert-led, asynchronous courses and resources that will be a must-have for all educators.

Each on-demand course consists of 20+ lessons that range from 5-7 minutes in length. These hyper-focused and bite-size videos allow viewers instant access to content that is applicable immediately.

To learn more and register for a course, click the link below and get started today.


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Podcast: Coaching Conversations

Episode #8 Tricia McKale Skyles

In this week’s episode, Jim sits down with Tricia McKale Skyles. Tricia is a senior consultant with Randy Sprick’s Safe and Civil Schools and author of Coaching Classroom Management: A Toolkit for Administrators and Coaches and her most recent book, Coaching CHAMPS: Building a System of Support for All Teachers. 

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From the Blog


Create Good Habits by Jim Knight

Coaches are better able to lead themselves, and consequently lead others, if they are motivated by a purpose bigger than themselves, make good decisions, and focus their time on the most important tasks.

In this post, Jim shares powerful tips for turning ideas into actions and solidifying the structure for cultivating and sticking to good habits as we start the new year.

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Upcoming Events: Virtual & In-Person Workshops

The Instructional Coaching Institute

January 9, 2023

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Better Conversations

January 31, 2023

February 3, 2023

April 20, 2023

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Evaluating Instructional Coaching

February 7, 2023

April 28, 2023

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The Impact Cycle

February 16-17, 2023

April 13-14, 2023

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An Introduction to Instructional Coaching: 7 Factors for Success

March 6, 2023

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The Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute

April 17-21, 2023

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Download the Instructional Coaching Planner for 2023

This year-long planner will be helpful for all instructional coaches. Newer coaches will especially appreciate it as each section is designed to move you through each step of the impact cycle.

The planner is offered in two versions, depending on your planning needs:

1. Based on the calendar year, beginning in January and continuing through December 2023.

2. Based on the North American school year, beginning in July 2023 and continuing though June 2024.


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Do you have a coaching story to share? Or, a question that matters to you? 

We’d love to hear it!

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