Jim has spent more than two decades studying professional learning, effective teaching, and instructional coaching. He is the president of the Instructional Coaching Group and The Impact Research Lab, and a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. Knight’s book Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction(Corwin, 2007) popularized the idea of instructional coaching. He is also the author of Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction(Corwin, 2014) and Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to be More Credible, Caring, and Connected(Corwin, 2015). Knight also writes the Radical Learners blog.
Learning Forward is my number one source for deep professional learning and designing effective professional learning systems for my district. This is the one conference and learning experience that I fight for every year.— Mark St. Clair
This conference was first class all the way. It helped me get a better understanding of many of the various aspects of professional learning and what it looks like across the country/world. I had heard nothing but positive comments about this conference and it did not disappoint. I appreciate all of the learning opportunities and the support of the staff.— 2018 Attendee