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

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

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

    • Lesson 3: What is my coaching cycle?

    • Lesson 3a: Identify

    • Lesson 3b: Identify - Seeing Reality

    • Lesson 3c: PEERS Goals

    • Lesson 3d: Questions for Setting Goals

    • Lesson 3e: Learn - Checklists

    • Lesson 3f: Learn - Modeling

    • Lesson 3g: Improve

    • Lesson 4a: Gathering Data for Behavioral Engagement

    • Lesson 4b: Gathering Data for Cognitive Engagement

    • Lesson 4c: Gathering Data for Emotional Engagement

    • Lesson 4d: Gathering Data for Achievement

    • Lesson 4e: Gathering Data for Teaching Practices

    • Lesson 4f: Gathering Data for Equity

    • Lesson 5: What teaching strategies do I share?

    • Lesson 6: How do I coach my principal?

  • 4

    Essential Questions & Greatest Needs

    • Lesson 1: How many teachers can I coach at once?

    • Lesson 2: Is coaching confidential?

    • Lesson 3: Common Roadblocks

    • Lesson 3a: Common Roadblocks: Time

    • Lesson 3b: Common Roadblocks: Teacher is Losing Hope

    • Lesson 3c: Common Roadblocks: Coach is Losing Hope

    • Lesson 3d: Common Roadblocks: Teacher Avoids Reality

    • Lesson 3e: Common Roadblocks: Keeping Track of Materials

    • Lesson 3f: Common Roadblocks: Coaching Conversations Lose Focus

    • Lesson 3g: Common Roadblocks: Feeling Overwhelmed

    • Did we miss anything?

  • 5

    Next steps

    • Well done!

    • Next steps for your professional learning

    • Before you go...

    • Free resources for you