Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction

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$34.05
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Corwin Publishers
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Pages
184
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7.0 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781483344126
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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 earned his PhD in Education from the University of Kansas and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. The pioneering work Jim and his colleagues have conducted has led to many innovations that are now central to professional development in schools. Jim wrote the first major article about instructional coaching for the Journal of Staff Development, and his book Instructional Coaching (2007) offered the first extended description of instructional coaching. Jim's book Focus on Teaching (2014) was the first extended description of how video should be used for professional learning. Recently, writing with Ann Hoffman, Michelle Harris, and Sharon Thomas, Jim introduced the idea of instructional playbooks with their book on that topic. Jim has written several books in addition to those described above, including Unmistakable Impact (2011), High-Impact Instruction (2013), Better Conversations (2015), The Impact Cycle (2018), and The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching (2021). Knight has also authored articles on instructional coaching and professional learning in publications such as Educational Leadership, The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Kappan. Jim is also a columnist for Educational Leadership.Through ICG, Knight conducts coaching workshops, hosts the Facebook Live series, "Coaching Conversations," and provides consulting for coaching programs around the world.

Reviews

"While many advocate for using video to improve teaching and learning, Jim Knight combines the rationale and strategies that compel us to take action."--Stephanie Hirsch, Executive Director
"This book provides a blueprint for any school or district to continuously enhance the instructional prowess of teachers. Concepts like 'video-enhanced professional development' are revolutionary in their intent, yet consummately simple, clear, and practical."--Robert J. Marzano, CEO
"Not only is Jim Knight the reigning expert in coaching, but he keeps on innovating. Focus on Teaching extends and deepens how coaching can have a powerful impact at low cost through the purposeful use of video. It's all there--ideas, tools, technicalities, frameworks, application. You can even coach yourself!"--Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
"Jim Knight is one of my favorite educational authors. His ability to organize research and theory into comprehensible, action-oriented recommendations is unmatched in K-12 education, and he's done it again with Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High Impact Teaching. It provides a blueprint for any school or district to continuously enhance the instructional prowess of teachers. Some of his concepts like "video-enhanced professional development" are revolutionary in their intent yet consummately simple, clear, and practical. This book should be a standard text for any educator interested in furthering the teaching profession."--Robert J. Marzano, CEO
"While many advocate for using video to improve teaching and learning -- Jim Knight combines the rationale and strategies that compel us to take action. Aligned to the Standards for Professional Learning, Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction demonstrates how to have unmistakeable impact on educator practice and student achievement! Everyone needs to read this ground-breaking book and then go to work putting the powerful ideas into practice. Another winner!"--Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director