ISBN-10:
1506307450
ISBN-13:
9781506307459
Pub. Date:
11/11/2015
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected / Edition 1

Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected / Edition 1

by Jim Knight

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506307459
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/11/2015
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 97,073
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jim Knight has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is a Research Associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the President of the Instructional Coaching Group.

Jim wrote the first article on the topic of instructional coaching for The Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea. Jim edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (Corwin, 2009) and co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (Pacific Northwest Publishing, 2010). Jim’s other books include Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction (Corwin, 2011), High-Impact Instruction: A Framework or Great Teaching (Corwin, 2013), and Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction (Corwin, 2014).

Jim’s articles on professional learning, teaching, and instructional coaching have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Educational Leadership.

Frequently asked to lead professional learning, Jim has presented to more than 30,000 educators from six continents. He has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. Jim also writes the Radical Learners blog.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Chapter 1: Radical Brokenness and Better Conversations
Chapter 2: The Better Conversations Beliefs
Chapter 3: Listening With Empathy
Chapter 4: Fostering Dialogue
Chapter 5: Asking Better Questions
Chapter 6: Connecting
Chapter 7: Finding Common Ground
Chapter 8: Redirecting Toxic Words and Emotions
Chapter 9: Building Trust
References
Study Participants
Index

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