BOOK STUDY!! Better Conversations

Better Conversations Virtual Book Study

First Session with Dr. Jim Knight


Think about how many times you’ve walked away from school conversations, sensing they could be more productive, but at a loss for how to improve them. Better Conversations honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. Asserting that our schools are only as good as the conversations within them, Jim Knight shows us how to adopt the habits essential to transforming the quality of our dialogues.

What makes this virtual book study special?  Dr. Jim Knight will kick off the first session for us on April 2nd from 4:00-5:00pm CST.  We hope that you will join us for this three part virtual book study as we explore Better Conversations together. Register below and you will receive a copy of the book as well as directions for accessing the virtual sessions. One hour of college credit through Wichita State University will be available for purchase for those who are interested and participate in all three sessions.  

Cost:  $100 (includes a copy of the book)

Dates: three sessions online

Session #1:   April 2 from 4:00-5:00pm Book Study Kick Off with Dr. Jim Knight

Session #2:  April 16 from 4:00-5:00pm Facilitated book study conversation  

Session #3:  April 30 from 4:00-5:00pm Facilitated book study conversation

College Credit:  One hour of college credit through Wichita State University will be available for purchase for those who are interested and participate in all three sessions.

Location:  Online:  A link will be sent to participants prior to the sessions. 

Register Today!

You can register for the conference, book study or both!


*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jim Knight

Jim Knight, Founder and Senior Partner of Instructional Coaching Group (ICG), is also a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than two decades studying professional learning and instructional coaching. 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.

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