"Unmistakable Impact takes us deeper into the realm of grounded school improvement—a great contribution to the field."
—Michael Fullan, Professor and Author
University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Centre for Teacher Development
"This book exemplifies everything Jim Knight advocates: a clear focus, respect for educators' significant contributions, and the value that well-designed professional learning contributes to school improvement efforts."
—Dennis Sparks, Former Executive Director
A focused approach to school improvement that hits the mark
A staggering amount of evidence shows that our schools are not as effective as they should be, and they are working toward improvement. This book simplifies the process for becoming an Impact School through targeted, consistent professional learning that is done with teachers, not to teachers. Award-winning author Jim Knight describes how to translate staff members' joy of learning into high-leverage practices that achieve dramatic student outcomes. Characteristics of Impact Schools include
A focused, clearly defined improvement plan that takes into account the complexity of teaching and learning relationships
A school culture that encourages enrollment in ongoing professional development
Alignment of purpose and actions among all staff members
Helpful resources include tangible tools and reproducibles for use by principals, workshop leaders, professional learning communities, and instructional coaches. When everyone learns, every student receives excellent instruction every day in every class. Unmistakable Impact provides the roadmap to remarkable results.
This companion website houses PDF versions of the tools contained in Resource A – the Impact Toolkit. Designed for easy download, use these tools in your meetings and PD sessions.