Michael James Knight
Dr. James Knight is a senior research associate at KUCRL and director of the Kansas Coaching Project. He has spent close to two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. He has served as the principal investigator of grants and contracts totally nearly $30 million all devoted to the study of professional learning and instructional coaching. He has written or co-authored several books on the topic including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by Corwin and Learning Forward (2007) and Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction (2011). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management (2006) and also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives (2008). Knight has authored articles on instructional coaching and professional learning in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Educational Leadership, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, and Kappan.
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Knight, J. (2015). Better conversations: Coach yourself to be more credible, caring, and connected, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Knight, J. (2015). Teach to win: Seven success factors for instructional coaching programs. Principle Leadership, 15(7), 24-27.
Knight, J. (2015). Three steps to great coaching: A simple but powerful instructional coaching cycle nets results. Journal of Staff Development, 36(1), 10-18.
Knight, J. (2014). Focus on teaching: Using video for high-impact instruction, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Knight, J. (2013). High-impact instruction: A framework for great teaching, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. Knight, J. Bradley, B. A., Hock, M. Skrtic, T. A.,
Knight, D. Brasseur-Hock, I. & Hatton, C. (2012). Record, replay, reflect: Video taped lessons accelerate learning for teachers and coaches. Journal of Staff Development, 33(2), 18-23.
Knight, J. (2011). Unmistakable impact: A partnership approach for dramatically inproving instruction, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Knight, J. (2011). What good coaches do. Educational Leadership, 69(2), 18-22.
Knight, J. (Ed.). (2009). Coaching: Approaches and perspectives (J. Knight, Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Knight, J. (2009). Coaching: The key to translating research into practice. Journal of Staff Development, 30(1).