K-12 Professional Development & Resources

Jim Knight

Dr. Jim Knight, President of the Instructional Coaching Group, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching, writing two books on the topic: Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction, published by Corwin Press & NSDC, and Coaching Classroom Management, written with Randy Sprick, Wendy Reinke, and Tricia McCale and published by Pacific Northwest Press. Jim is frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches and has presented and consulted in more than 40 states, most Canadian provinces, and in Japan. Jim’s primary area of expertise and support with FIRST includes: instructional coaching, instructional strategies and formative assessment.