Jim Knight on the Impact Cycle & PEERS Goals

According to Jim Knight, author of The Impact Cycle, “video is the most powerful tool for professional development… except for maybe the computer and the internet.” But why? And how does this structure called the Impact Cycle help to make it so effective? One reason is that video offers teachers a “clear picture of current…

Watch Jim Knight as he reveals his best practices and worst mistakes for instructional coaching with video

Using video for instructional coaching with teachers is “a revolutionary act” according to author and researcher Jim Knight. “You’re fighting against the culture by saying, ‘no we’re going to make a real thing happen.’” Video may be the best tool for getting a “clear picture of current reality.” However, instructional coaches should still use best…

Book Release: Concrete Strategies to Help Schools Accelerate Teacher Growth with Video Coaching

A new book aims to help educators successfully make and implement a plan for using video-based learning as part of the classroom observation and professional development process. “Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning” offers 12 strategies for video coaching – including Video Learning Communities (VLCs), Virtual Walk-through, and Online Lesson Study – that…