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Award-winning author Jim Knight outlines strategies for excellence that translate staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic student outcomes.

Impact Schools
Impact schools

I've had the pleasure of working with some astonishingly good people from the Beaverton, Oregon, School District. Three times a year, on their own time, instructional coaches Susan, Michelle, Jenny, Lea, and Rich come to the Kansas Coaching Project at The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning to collaborate with my colleagues and me. They come for one reason: they want to become better instructional coaches.

Our meetings are highlight days for me even though what we do is fairly simple. Most of the time, the coaches watch themselves doing their work on video1 and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of what they see themselves doing. This work is not easy. The conversations demand that the coaches be courageous, supportive, ...

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