About Jim

Jim Knight, Senior Partner of ICG, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching, writing several books on the topic.  Jim’s articles on instructional coaching have been included in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Teachers Teaching Teachers. Jim directs several research projects, including Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, district-wide school reform project in the Topeka, Kansas, School District. Jim also leads the coaching institutes and the Teaching, Learning, Coaching annual conference. Jim has presented and consulted in more than 40 states, most Canadian provinces, and around the world. He has also won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards.

Workshop Presentation

Title: Introducing the Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching

For more than 25 years, Jim Knight and his colleagues have been developing, refining, and studying instructional coaching. In his new book, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching, Jim has summarized that research in seven success factors. In total, the seven factor provide a framework for developing a flourishing coaching program, or for personal development as a coach. In this session, Jim will offer a brief overview of each factor, organized around three big ideas, “Who We Are,” “What We Do,” and “Where We Work.” Anyone who is a coach or who is interested in coaching or coaching programs should find this session very useful.