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Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction

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A Joint Publication With the National Staff Development Council.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Corwin Publishers (first published November 1st 2010)
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Jennifer Brokofsky
Dec 04, 2011 Jennifer Brokofsky rated it it was amazing
Love this quote. When teachers stop learning, so do students.
Alabama Best Practices Center
Jim Knight's latest book expands on his research and thinking about coaching. Centered around partnerships, Knight advocates for proven coaching techniques such as relationship building through dialogue and trust and meeting your client "where they are" currently. He revisits the "Big 4" in coaching (classroom management, instruction, content, and formative assessment). And, he devotes an entire chapter to what he calls "workshops," which is packed full of useful advice, resources, and ideas. Kn ...more
Feb 22, 2013 Ken rated it really liked it
Good stuff, though not a book I'll be pressing into the hands of fellow teachers, mostly because it is of a more theoretical bent, explaining how we can turn our schools into what Knight calls Impact Schools. One way is to embrace the "Big Four" and focus on behavior (classroom management), planning of content, delivery of instruction, and assessment for learning (formative, as we call it). It all intrigued me enough to order his most recent title, High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great ...more
Aug 24, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
A good guide for educator leaders planning for teacher professional development. The organization of the book suits the audience as principals, coaches, instructional leaders can read the chapters which are specific to their role and the ways they can have the greatest impact on instructional improvement. Some take-aways - school instructional improvement plans should be no longer than one page and contain goals on planning for content, assessment, instructional strategies and community. I thoug ...more
Darcy Leech
Sep 20, 2015 Darcy Leech rated it it was amazing
As a first year technology instructional coach in a district new to me, this book was imperative in helping me build positive relationships with my coworkers to help me do my job. It doesn't matter what I know about technology if I don't succeed in helping my teachers feel comfortable around me. This book helped me not only know certain things, but reading it during the first months of my job helped orient my priorities in the right direction to build meaningful connections so that my knowledge ...more
I learned a lot of interesting information reading this book. It talks about working in schools and how to be partners and make all people involved feel successful. There are great ideas of how to make schools more successful. It gives suggestions on how principals and Instructional coaches can improve their schools by improving their relationship with the teachers and each other.
Dec 28, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it
If you have an instructional coach in your school, this might be the perfect book for you. If you don't, well...there are still lots of good ideas provided by Jim Knight to lead effective professional learning and move a school forward.
Julie Aquilina
Oct 05, 2014 Julie Aquilina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm becoming a bit obsessed with reading Jim Knight books. Every time I read them, something relates immediately to my daily practice and I wonder, "what would I have done if it wasn't reading this book right now?"
Molly Dunbar
Jan 15, 2016 Molly Dunbar rated it liked it
Somewhat dry. But offered a host of excellent resources for coaching and working with school leaders and teachers.
Jul 25, 2012 Erin added it
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Great resource for coaching.
Tom Ryan
Jun 09, 2013 Tom Ryan rated it it was amazing
One of the most inspiring books I've read in many years.
Jan 18, 2017 Emily rated it really liked it
Lots and lots and lots of information. Lots of quotes from other books. Set up in a way that is easy to read and find information again.
Bibiana Rolston
Mar 21, 2013 Bibiana Rolston rated it it was amazing
Every administrator should read this book. It emphasizes the importance of giving teachers a voice in creating school success plans.
Aug 29, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it
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Dawn Fielder
Jul 14, 2014 Dawn Fielder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is a great look at school transformation. It truly respects the teacher and urges administrators to treat teachers as experts.
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