The #educoach Twitter chat that meets each Wednesday evening at 9:00 PM CST is currently reading and discussing the book Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction by Jim Knight. Dr. Knight joins the chat when his schedule permits!
Unmistakable Impact details a partnership approach to dramatically improving instruction. The book jacket summary includes:
“A staggering amount of evidence shows that our schools are no as effective as they should be, and they are working toward improvement. This book simplifies the process for becoming an Impact School through targeted, consistent professional learning that is done with teachers, not to teachers. Award wining author Jim Knight describes how to translate staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic student outcomes. Characteristics of an Impact School include:
- A focused, clearly defined improvement plan that takes into account the complexity of teaching
- A school culture that encourages enrollment in ongoing professional development
- Alignment of purpose an actions among all staff members.
The book includes tangible tools for use by principals, workshop leaders, professional learning communities, and instructional coaches. When everyone learns, every student receives excellent instruction every day in every class.Unmistakable Impact provides the roadmap to remarkable results.
Visit the #educoach chat archives to catch a glimpse of the discussion held for chapters 1, 2, and 3.
We hope to see you at an #educoach chat! Together we can make a difference!
Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead