Instructional Coaching: The First 90 Days

In this inaugural course, Jim Knight introduces the foundational principles, skills, and framework necessary for the first 90 days of instructional coaching, including The Partnership Principles, The Impact Cycle, and resources for coaching in action.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Download the course guide

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Foundational Components

    • Course Introduction

    • Simple Truths

    • What are the principles that should guide my actions?

    • What are the most important coaching skills? / Pt. 1, Listening

    • What are the most important coaching skills? Pt. 2, Questioning

  • 3

    Coaching in Action

    • What is my coaching cycle?

    • Identify

    • Identify: Seeing Reality

    • PEERS Goals

    • Questions for Setting Goals

    • Learn: Checklists

    • Learn: Modeling

    • Improve

    • What is my coaching cycle before the cycle? Part 1

    • What is my coaching cycle before the cycle? Part 2

    • Gathering Data for Behavioral Engagement

    • Gathering Data for Equity

    • What teaching strategies do I share?

    • How do I coach my principal?

  • 4

    Essential Questions & Greatest Needs

    • How many teachers can I coach at once?

    • Is coaching confidential?

    • Common roadblocks: Time

    • Common roadblocks: Teacher is losing hope

    • Common roadblocks: Coach is losing hope

    • Common roadblocks: Teachers avoids reality

    • Common roadblocks: Keeping track of materials

    • Common roadblocks: Coaching conversations lose focus

    • Did we miss anything?

  • 5

    Next steps

    • Well done!

    • Next steps for your professional learning

    • Before you go...

    • Free resources for you