Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction

Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction

by Jim Knight
     
 

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A focused approach to school improvement that hits the mark



This book simplifies the process for becoming an Impact School through targeted, consistent professional learning that is done with teachers, not to teachers. Award-winning author Jim Knight provides tangible tools for translating staff members’ joy of

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Overview

A focused approach to school improvement that hits the mark



This book simplifies the process for becoming an Impact School through targeted, consistent professional learning that is done with teachers, not to teachers. Award-winning author Jim Knight provides tangible tools for translating staff members’ joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic results. Characteristics of Impact Schools include:



  • A focused, clearly defined improvement plan that takes into account the complexity of teaching and learning relationships
  • A school culture that encourages enrollment in ongoing professional development
  • Alignment of purpose and actions among all staff members

Editorial Reviews

Dennis Sparks
"Unmistakable Impact exemplifies everything Jim Knight advocates: a clear focus, respect for educators’ significant contributions, and the value that well-designed professional learning contributes to school improvement efforts."
Sandee Crowther
"Amust read for anyone who cares about learning, thisbook is from the heart. Knight uses his own experiences to describe processes and strategies for impacting student and adult learning in today’s schools."
Carolyn J. Teigland
“Jim Knight's work has had a tremendous impact on the quality of our professional development practices that that are job-embedded and meet the REAL needs of our teachers. He is a consummate relationship builder who models how to establish the types of relationships necessary for second-order change to occur."
Ken Geisick
"Jim Knight outlines a clear path to success for educators to make sense out of the complex nature of external mandates, competing initiatives and prevailing traditional models found within many schools and districts around the nation."
Michael Fullan
"Unmistakable Impact takes us deeper into the realm of grounded school improvement—a great contribution to the field."
Stephanie Hirsh
“Jim Knight helps us to understand how learning can be infectious, energizing, and humanizing as he eloquently delineates the steps involved in creating an impact school. I suggest buying this book for all principals who want to strengthen their schools. I believe that Unmistakable Impact will be a resource they return to time and again."
Susan Farber
"The book introduces the reader to the theoretical framework, strategies, structure and findings from qualitative studies on instructional coaching to explain how partnership learning supports effective instruction and student achivement."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452239491
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
260,139
File size:
3 MB

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