Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected
- Jim Knight - University of Kansas, USA
Coaching | Communication Skills | Social/Emotional Leadership
Check out The Better Conversations trailer: https://youtu.be/y3FrWTXC8Uw
“I thought I knew how to have a conversation; I’ve had millions of them. Some were good, others not so much so. But I want to have GREAT conversations, and Jim Knight has taught me how. The proof is in: better conversations are possible and the results are worth the investment.”
Coauthor of Rigorous Reading and Unstoppable Learning
Because conversation is the lifeblood of any school
You don’t want this book—you need this book. Why this confident claim? 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.
Enter instructional coaching expert Jim Knight, who in 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 shows us how to adopt the habits essential to transforming the quality of our dialogues.
As coaches, as administrators, as teachers, it’s time to thrive. Learn how to:
- Coach ourselves and each other to become better communicators
- Listen with empathy
- Find common ground
- Build Trust
Our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth depends upon our doing this hard work. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and dare to change for the better of the students we serve. You can get started now with Better Conversations and the accompanying Reflection Guide to Better Conversations.
Changes in Standards and need to further review for link to new standards.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Looking Back: Fostering Dialogue Worksheet
Looking At: Fostering Dialogue Worksheet, Part 1
Looking At: Fostering Dialogue Worksheet, Part 2
The Power of Clear Explanations Blog Post, Radical Learners
The Power of Listening Blog Post, Radical Learners
Lesson 1: Responding to Reading
Lesson 2: Writing Fiction for Readers
Chapter 2: Cultural Proficiency: The Conceptual Framework and Tools
Chapter 1: Are You a Change Agent?
Chapter 2: Assembling Your Crew
Chapter 1: Disrupting Pedagogy
Chapter 1: Becoming Expert Educators
Chapter 2: Partnerships with and for Learners
Chapter 1. The Selection of a Research Approach
Chapter 2. Review of the Literature
Chapter 1. Develop a Relationship With Your Child
Chapter 2. Hug, Rock, and Love Your Child
Chapter 1: Starting With Our Students and Ourselves
Chapter 2: Integrating the Regulations and Principles
Chapter 2: Foundations of Dual Language Programs